BLM Christmas Tree Permits Available

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, has began selling Christmas tree cutting permits.

The permits allow cutting a pinyon pine or juniper tree on designated BLM lands primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City 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 ten permits may be purchased by one individual; the permits are for individual use only. Collection of trees for resale requires a special permit. The BLM permits for Christmas trees will be sold at various locations, including the Community Action Center in Hawthorne . The Reno and Carson City BLM offices accept credit cards, cash, and checks; other locations only accept cash or checks made payable to the BLM.

Tree cutters should be prepared with warm clothing, first aid kit, extra food and water, heavy rope or chain, shovel and tire chains, in the event of bad road conditions or inclement weather. Some cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.

For more information please contact Paul Fuselier, Carson City BLM Forestry Program Manager, at 775-885-6000 or pfuselier@blm.gov

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