BLM still has Christmas tree permits available |

BLM still has Christmas tree permits available

Staff Reports

While the Carson Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service has sold out of Christmas tree permits, the Bureau of Land Management still has plenty available.

The permits allow cutting a piñon pine or juniper tree on designated BLM lands primarily in the Pine Nut Mountains between Carson Valley and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. Maps and directions are available with permit purchase. The cost per permit/tree is five dollars.

No more than 10 permits may be purchased by one individual; the permits are for individual use only. Collection of trees for resale requires a special permit.

Permits may be purchased at the BLM-Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd., 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Carson Ranger District sells a limited number of Christmas tree permits every year because access to the designated cutting areas is along steep, often snowy dirt roads, which can only support a limited amount of traffic.