Uncompahgre Field Office

  

Uncompahgre Field Office

FOREST RESOURCES

  

Pinyon Pine

 

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The BLM manages over 3.5 million acres of forested land in Colorado.  Over 2.5 million acres are considered woodlands, dominated by pinõn, juniper, and oak.  The remaining forested acres consist of traditional commercial tree species such as ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and Douglas fir.  Wood products available for harvest include saw timber, firewood, Christmas trees, posts and poles, and biomass.  Because Colorado forests tend to have relatively low productivity rates, the primary management focus for forested BLM Colorado public lands is to restore and sustain forest health, rather than produce commercial timber.

 

FOREST RESOURCES

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

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

Commercial wood products are available on a case-by-case basis in designated areas.

COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE

Both non-commercial and commercial use permits may be purchased at the Montrose Public Lands Center. (See address below.)  A minimum $20.00 purchase is required.

The following forest products are available through the Uncompahgre Field Office.  Prices and availability are subject to change:

 

PRODUCT
Unit of Measure
Dimensions
Minimum Price/Unit

Fuelwood (dead and down or green where authorized)1

cord
4'x4'x8'
$10.00    
Line posts
each
6"x7'
$0.50    
Corner posts
each
8"x8'
$0.75    
Fence stays
each
2"x3'
$0.10    
Christmas trees
each
n/a
$8.00    
Wildings (live trees)
each
less than 6'
$5.00    
Wildings (live trees)
linear foot
6' plus
$1.00    
Piñon nuts (commercial sale or non-commercial over 75 pounds)2
pounds
n/a
$0.20    

  1. The BLM UFO and U.S. Forest Service (Ouray, Norwood, and Paonia ranger districts) require separate fuelwood permits.  Both agencies have a two-cord minimum ($20.00) and ten-cord maximum purchase per household per year.
  2. Pinon nuts are free to individuals gathering less than 75 pounds for personal use.

 

 FUELWOOD PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT MONTROSE PUBLIC LANDS CENTER

 No Fuelwood Cutting January 1 through April 30

 

Pinyon-Juniper-Oak Woodland

 

Link to

 

UFO LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENTS

 

 
 

Barbara Sharrow, Field Manager

bsharrow@blm.gov

Phone: (970) 240-5300  |  TDD: (970) 240-5366  |  FAX: (970) 240-5367

2465 S. Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO  81401

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Click on the address above for a map showing 

BLM Uncompahgre Field Office headquarters/

Montrose Public Lands Center

 

UFO Vegetation Landscape