Forestry Information

Wood products such as fuelwood, fence posts, transplants, and Christmas trees are available for non-commercial sale in designated areas. Non-commercial sales of wood products are for personal use only and the products cannot be resold.

Commercial wood products are available on a case-by-case basis in designated areas only. For information about commercial permits, contact Dolores Public Lands Center Office (970) 882-7296, Columbine Field Office, Bayfield (970) 884-2510, or Pagosa Springs Field Office (970) 264-2268.

Non-commercial permits can be purchased at BLM's San Juan Public Lands Center or any San Juan National Forest office. Generally, a minimum purchase of $20.00 is required for all products other than fuel wood or Christmas trees.

In addition, fuel wood permits and Christmas tree permits can be obtained at a number of private vendors located in various communities in southwest Colorado.

Pinon nuts are a popular food item that can be harvested on public lands. Found on the Colorado pinon pine (Pinus edulis), the roasted nuts make a tasty snack or can be used in a variety of recipes. No permit is required if an individual is collecting less than 75 pounds and the nuts are for personal use only.

The following forest products are available in the San Juan Public Lands Center (prices and availability subject to change). The minimum price is $10.00 per permit.

Product

Unit of MeasureDimensionsMinimum Price/Unit
Saw timber (Lodgepole and/or Aspen)*

MBF

n/a

$40.00

Saw timber (all other species)**

MBF

n/a

$60.00

Fuel wood (dead and down or green where authorized)**

cord

4'x4'x8'

$10.00

Corral poles

each

4"x16'

$0.50

Line posts - juniper

each

6"x7'

 $1.00

Corner posts - juniper

each

8"x8'

$2.00

Fence stays

each

2"x3'

$0.05

Christmas trees

each

n/a

$8.00

Wildings (small trees/shrubs including aspen)

each

less than 5'

$5.00

Wildings (small trees/shrubs including aspen)

per tree

6' plus

$10.00

Wildings (grasses/wildflowers, etc.)

bunch/each

n/a

$2.00

Pine boughs

pounds

n/a

$10.00 / ton

Pine cones

bushel

14"x14"x11"

$3.00

Pinon nuts (commercial sale or non-commercial over 75 pounds)***

pounds

n/a

$0.20

* Saw timber includes sound live or dead material; large poles, small poles, house logs, mine timber, ties, and saw logs.

** Fuel wood permits apply to both BLM-SJRA and US Forest Service-San Juan National Forest. Fuel wood can be purchased in 1 cord ($10.00) increments when using joint BLM-USFS permits.

*** Pinon nuts are free to individuals if gathering less than 75 pounds for personal use.