BLM Christmas Tree Permits Available Starting November 14

Contacts: Julie Bennett , 775-885-6000
News Release No. CCD 2012-04

BLM Christmas Tree Permits Available Starting November 14

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, will begin offering Christmas tree cutting permits November 14 for a non-refundable fee of $5.00 each. 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 & Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. Maps and directions are available with permit purchase.

There is no limit to the number of permits that may be purchased; and organizations and individuals are allowed to harvest trees for resale.

BLM permits for Christmas trees will be sold at the locations listed below. Both the Reno and Carson City BLM offices will also accept phone credit card orders, or check/credit card mail orders.

  • BLM Carson City District Office
    5665 Morgan Mill Rd. Carson City, NV 89701
    775-885-6000
    Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Saturdays (11/26, 12/3 & 12/10), 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • BLM Nevada State Office
    1340 Financial Blvd. Reno, NV 89502
    775-861-6500
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Community Action Center-Hawthorne
    701 E St. Hawthorne, NV 89415
    775-945-2471
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon
    111 Shekler Road Fallon, NV
    775-423-5121
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    *Cash or checks only at this location.*
  • Middlegate Station
    42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon)
    7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., daily Cold Springs Station
    52500 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon)
    775-423-1233
    8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., daily

Tree cutters should be prepared with warm clothing, a 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.

The BLM manages more land – over 245 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

–BLM–
Carson City District Office 5665 Morgan Mill Road Carson City, Nevada 89701