CARSON CITY — 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 Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5665 Morgan Mill Rd. Saturdays (11/26, 12/3 & 12/10) 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 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.