The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office, announce the availability of Christmas tree cutting permits to the general public starting November 8. The agency conducts Christmas tree sales to thin small trees in overstocked areas and to provide recreational experiences for local residents. Organizations and individuals are also permitted to harvest trees for resale.
Non-refundable pinyon pine and juniper trees permits will be available for $5 each, primarily on forested BLM lands 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. The number of tags that may be purchased is not limited.
BLM permits for Christmas trees will be sold at the locations listed below. Both the BLM-Nevada State Office in Reno and the BLM-Carson City District Office will accept phone credit card orders, or check/credit card mail orders, and mail the permits.
BLM-Carson City District Office Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5665 Morgan Mill Rd. Saturdays (11/27, 12/4 & 12/11) 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Carson City, NV 89701 775-885-6000
BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1340 Financial Blvd. 775-861-6500
Reno, NV 89520-0006
Community Action Center-Hawthorne Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
701 E St.
Hawthorne, NV 89415 775-945-2471
UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
111 Shekler Road
Cash or checks only at this location. 775-423-5121
Middlegate Station 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., daily
42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon)
Cold Springs Station 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., daily
52500 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon)
Tree cutters should bring their own tools, 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.
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