U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Dillon Field Office
|Release Date: 12/01/11|
Forest Service, BLM Christmas Tree Permits Available
If your Christmas spirit gets a boost from going to the woods to cut your own Christmas tree, then the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management can help out.
With a permit, you can cut a Christmas tree in all the national forests in Montana and on public lands served by BLM's Missoula, Dillon, and Butte field offices.
Forest Service offices selling permits in Southwest Montana are located in Deer Lodge, Philipsburg, Butte, Whitehall, Dillon, Wisdom, Wise River, Sheridan, and Ennis.
Christmas tree-cutting permits are $5, and each family may purchase up to three permits. Cutting trees without a permit is subject to a citation and fine.
Tree cutting is not allowed in wilderness areas or in BLM-administered wilderness study areas.
When you purchase a permit, you will also receive a helpful information sheet that gives advice on how to best cut and care for your Christmas tree.
Forest Service and BLM offices are open weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The following locations also sell permits:
You may also buy permits by mail. Send a check for $5 to the nearest Forest Service office (make the check out to "USDA Forest Service") or to the nearest BLM office (make the check out to "USDI Bureau of Land Management"). Be sure to include your name and address .
For more information contact the Forest Service at (406) 683-3900, or the BLM at (406) 533-7600.
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.
Dillon Field Office 1005 Selway Drive Dillon, MT 59725
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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