DATE: November 09, 2006 CONTACT: Karen Eller
TONOPAH FIELD STATION: 2007-58 (775) 482-7800
FOR RELEASE: November 15, 2006
CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE
The holiday season is here and it’s time once again for that traditional family event,
cutting a live Christmas tree. Trees are a renewable resource; cutting one down simply
provides more growing space for other trees.
Christmas tree permits in central Nevada are now available from your local Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office. BLM tree permits are $3.00 each with a limit of five per person. Permits for tree cutting on BLM-administered lands can be purchased during regular office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday from the following locations: the Tonopah Field Station at 1553 South Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049, or the Battle Mountain Field Office at 50 Bastian Rd, Battle Mountain, NV 89820. Permits may also be obtained by mail before December 11. Please call the Tonopah Field Station at (775) 482-7800 or the Battle Mountain Field Office at (775) 635-4000 for further information.
Pinyon pine and Utah juniper are the only trees that can be cut on BLM-administered lands in Nevada. Christmas trees may be cut anywhere on BLM land within the Tonopah Field Station and Battle Mountain Field Office boundaries except in Wilderness Study Areas.
People are advised to plan ahead for their tree-cutting activities. Cold weather, combined with snow, can make travel into the mountains dangerous. Emergency equipment and supplies such as chains, snow tires, a first aid kit, blankets, and extra food and water are recommended. Always tell someone where you are going and an expected return time.