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BLM hosts Christmas Tree Hunting Event

By ThisIsReno

blm_logoCarson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, is hosting a Christmas tree hunt on Saturday, November 29.  Public will meet in Minden, Nevada at the dirt parking lot located on the end of Johnson Lane at 10 a.m. Participants will be guided by BLM staff to the Christmas tree hunting area or can travel on their own, located at the intersection of Brunswick Canyon Road and Sunrise Pass Road. A free Christmas tree is available to for the individual who finds the tree with an ornament hidden in the branches.

Directions from Carson City (North): Travel south approximately 12 miles on Highway 395 and turn left on Johnson Lane. Drive east on Johnson Lane approximately six miles until you reach a dirt parking lot.

Directions from Minden/Gardnerville (South): Travel north approximately 12 miles on Highway 395 and turn right on Johnson Lane. Drive east on Johnson Lane approximately six miles until you reach a dirt parking lot.

Directions from the end of Johnson Lane to Christmas tree area: Take the right hand dirt road (Sunrise Pass Road) from parking lot. Continue on Sunrise Pass Road for seven miles until you reach the intersection of Sunrise Pass Road and Brunswick Canyon Road.

Permits will be available day of this event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the site. Please have cash or check made payable to the BLM. The cost per permit is five dollars. The permits allow cutting a pinyon pine or juniper tree on designated BLM lands.

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.  Roads to the site are improved dirt roads but can be rough.

For more information please contact Coreen Francis, Carson City BLM Forester, at 775-885-6161 or [email protected]

 

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