BLM Public Land Makes Christmas Tree Permits Available
Written by Mac Morey on November 18, 2020
The BLM Wyoming field offices and
Christmas tree permits are available at BLM Wyoming field offices and online.
Permits may be purchased 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday from any BLM Wyoming field office. The cost for a permit is $5 to $10 per tree, depending on location. Up to a maximum of five Christmas trees can be purchased by an individual for personal use.
This year, the permits are also available online at forestproducts.blm.gov from most BLM Wyoming field offices. Buffalo, Casper, Cody, Lander and Worland field office permits can be purchased now. Kemmerer, Pinedale, Rawlins and Rock Springs field office permits can be purchased beginning Nov. 24.
A BLM permit is valid for trees located on BLM-administered lands only. Permits for trees on U.S. Forest Service-administered land can be obtained at your local Forest Service office and at some BLM offices.
Tree cutters must have a valid permit with them while cutting a tree. Trees may not be cut within wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, timber sale areas or administrative sites such as developed campgrounds.
Although the Christmas tree permits are for any tree species, the BLM recommends Engelmann spruce, sub-alpine fir, Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine as the best species to cut for your Christmas tree. Christmas trees harvested from aspen stands and dense young stands will contribute to forest health and improve wildlife habitat.
It is the purchaser’s responsibility to not trespass on private land and to make sure you’re cutting the tree in the correct area. Be prepared for winter weather and high country conditions.
For more information, please visit blm.gov/wyoming-christmas-trees or call the Cody Field Office, (307) 578-5900.