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Arizona Strip District
Release Date: 11/23/12
Contacts: Rachel Tueller, BLM Arizona Strip District Public Affairs Officer 435-688-3303    
  Yanavey McCloskey, BLM Color Country District Public Affairs Officer 435-865-3032    
  Ali Farrow, Dixie National Forest Interim Public Affairs Officer 435-865-3700    

Christmas Tree Permits Available on Forest Service and BLM Lands

St. George, Utah— Many of today’s families still relish the age-old tradition of roaming the hills together on a cold winter’s day in search of a unique, naturally grown Christmas Tree. The Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service are offering permits to harvest Christmas trees from November 5, 2012 through December 25, 2012.

Permits enable holders to cut personal-use trees on lands managed by the BLM and the Forest Service in the following areas;

  • Arizona Strip District Bureau of Land Management ($5 per permit)
  • St. George Field Office, Bureau of Land Management ($10 per permit)
  • Dixie National Forest ($10 for trees from 1-10 feet high/$20 for trees 11-20 feet high)

A permit is required for the harvest of each individual tree. The tree tag is validated by attaching it securely to the tree in a visible location and cutting out the date, month, and year. Permit are only good for the land agency in which the tag was purchased.

The Dixie National Forest is also offering to mail out permits purchased online to the public. Please allow 3-5 business days for receipt.

Important Note:

Christmas tree harvest is not allowed in wilderness areas, campgrounds, developed recreation areas, National Monuments, Research Natural Areas, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, or posted tree plantations, within 200 feet of state highways or on private lands. Permit holders can easily avoid non-permitted areas by carrying their tree permit and map with them, along with the appropriate Forest Service or BLM map which can be obtained along with a permit purchased at the Interagency Visitor Center at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah 84790.

More information can also be obtained by calling 435-688-3200 or by visiting the following website:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 04-06-2015