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ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2008-004
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

BLM Christmas Tree-cutting Permits Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Caliente Field Station is making Christmas tree-cutting permits available to the public.

Permits cost $3 each with a limit of five per purchaser. Permits may be purchased in-person at the BLM Caliente Field Station or through the mail.

The BLM Caliente Field Station will sell permits over-the-counter through Monday, Dec. 24, or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. The BLM Caliente Field Station is located at 1400 S. Front Street, Caliente, Nev. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office will also be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays-only, Nov. 24, and Dec. 1, 8 and 15.

Mail-in applications will be accepted on a “first-come first-serve” basis through Friday, Nov. 16. All mail-in applications must include payment in the form of a check or money order, payable to the Bureau of Land Management. Mail-in applications should be addressed to the BLM Caliente Field Station (Attention: Christmas Tree Permits) PO Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008. Applicants should allow two weeks for processing.

Christmas trees may be harvested on all BLM-administered public lands, except those designated as Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas.

Only pinyon pine and juniper trees may be harvested. The cutting of all other trees is strictly prohibited.

For more information, or to obtain an application and map of tree-cutting sites, call the BLM Caliente Field Station at (775) 726-8100.

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Last updated: 10-05-2007