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Release Date: 11/18/13
Contacts: Sarah Wheeler (208) 524-7550    

Christmas Tree Permits Available

IDAHO FALLS, ID – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be issuing Christmas tree permits beginning November 20 through December 24. The permits, which are for Christmas trees on public lands managed by the BLM in southeastern Idaho are $10.00 each ($11.00 at Kwik Stop in Malad) with a limit of one per household. Please note that this permit is not valid on Forest Service lands.

Christmas tree cutting is closed in the following areas in the Pocatello Field Office (but not limited to):

  • Petticoat Peak and Worm Creek Wilderness Study Areas
  • Wolverine Canyon
  • Areas of North Canyon in the Pleasantview Range associated with a timber sale (see map on website).
Closed Areas in Upper Snake Field Office Boundary include (but are not limited to) all Wilderness Study Areas (maps available here) and seasonal closures such as the Stinking Springs area (closes December 1).

 The public may purchase the BLM Christmas tree permits at the following locations:

  • Eastern Idaho Visitor Visitor Center, located at 425 North Capital Avenue, Idaho Falls
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed November 28 and 29)
  • Pocatello Field Office, located at 4350 S. Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, ID (closed November 28)
    Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Kwik Stop, located at 226 E. 50 South, Malad CityZ
    Monday through Sunday, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
You must have a valid permit to cut and/or remove trees from public lands.   Further questions regarding Christmas tree cutting on public lands may be directed to Eric Ott or Channing Swan of the BLM Pocatello Field Office at (208) 478-6340. For more information, please visit our web site.

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: 11-19-2013