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BLM Christmas Tree Permits available starting November 12


blm_logo-300x261-3418848-6298686Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on November 12. 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 is five dollars.


There is no limit to the number of permits that may be purchased; 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 the locations listed below.  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.


BLM-Carson City District Office                                                  Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

5665 Morgan Mill Rd.                                                                        775-885-6000

Carson City, NV 89701                                                             


BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno                                                    Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1340 Financial Blvd.                                                                          775-861-6500

Reno, NV 89520-0006


Galena Creek Visitor Center                                                          Fri.-Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mt Rose Highway, Reno, NV                                                            775-849-4948 Six miles up Mt Rose Highway from Highway 395/580                            


Cal Ranch                                                                                            Mon.-Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

2035 N. Carson St                                                                               Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Carson City, NV 89706                                                                      775-461-2213


Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce                                        Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1477 US Highway 395 North Suite A                                              775-782-8144

Gardnerville, NV 89410                                                                     (inside museum building)                     

Community Action Center-Hawthorne                                        Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

924 5th St.                                                                                              775-945-2471

Hawthorne, NV 89415                                                                                                                   

UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon                                Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

111 Sheckler Road                                                                              775-423-5121 Fallon, NV                                                                                                                                                                                        Middlegate Station                                                                            7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., daily 42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon)                         775-423-7134
Cold Springs Station                                                                         8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., daily 52500 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon)                         775-423-1233

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 Coreen Francis, Carson City BLM Forester, at 775-885-6161 or [email protected]

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