U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 05/25/13|
BLM Christmas tree permits available in Grand Junction and Silt starting Monday
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands will be available at BLM offices in Grand Junction and Silt beginning Monday, Nov. 23.
Permits are $10 per tree and are for piñon pine and juniper trees only. More than one permit may be purchased at a time for family and friends, but the trees are for personal use and may not be resold. Cross-country motorized travel to retrieve a tree is not permitted.
A map detailing where tree cutting is permitted is available with the permit, along with directions and a list of rules.
BLM recommends bringing along a hand saw, rope or twine, extra food, water and blankets. Many of the areas will have limited vehicle access depending on snow depths. Weather and road conditions can change quickly. Four-wheel drive vehicles equipped with tire chains, a shovel and emergency supplies are recommended.
Grand Junction Field Office
The Grand Junction Field Office has designated specific areas for Christmas tree cutting at Dominguez/Farmers Canyon on the Uncompaghre Plateau, Gateway, Tom's Canyon and 5.7 Road in Glade Park, and Round Mountain near De Beque. The areas with the best selection are Gateway, Farmers Canyon and Round Mountain.
Permits can be purchased Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road. Permits are also available seven days a week at the Glade Park Store, 16498 Ds Road. For more information, call 970 244-3000.
Glenwood Springs Field Office (Silt)
Most BLM lands administered by the Glenwood Springs Field Office in Silt are open for tree cutting with the following exceptions: wilderness study areas, Deep Creek along Coffee Pot Road, Thompson Creek Natural Area, and Garfield Creek south of New Castle.
Permits can be purchased Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Field Office in Silt, 2300 River Frontage Road. For more information, call 970 876-9000.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
2300 River Frontage Road Silt, CO 81652
|Last updated: 11-23-2009|
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