U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
|Release Date: 11/05/12|
|News Release No. ELDO 2012-004|
Christmas Tree and Firewood Cutting Permits Available
ELKO, Nev. - Christmas tree tags are now available at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District Office. BLM tree permits are $4 each with a limit of five per person.
Tags for Christmas tree cutting on BLM-administered lands in the Elko area can be purchased at the Elko BLM Office, 3900 Idaho Street during regular office hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by mail from the BLM, 3900 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801 before December 11. Mail-in requests should include a check or money order payable to the Department of the Interior-BLM, a return address, and the name and address of each person requesting a permit.
Additionally, BLM tree tags are available at the Wendover Port of Entry, open 4:30 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week; at the Montello Post Office, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays; and at the U.S. Forest Service Office in Wells, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Pinyon Pine and Juniper are the only Christmas trees that can be cut on BLM- administered lands. Areas recommended for tree cutting are Spruce Mountain, east of Ruby Valley; Cherry Creek Range, west of Currie; the Murdock Mountains, west of Montello; Dolly Varden Mountain, northeast of Currie; Pequop Mountains and Wood Hills, both east of Wells; Pilot and Toano Ranges, north of Wendover; and Sugar Loaf Peak, south of the Goshute Mountains.
Firewood cutting permits are available only at the Elko District Office. Dead Pinyon Pine, Juniper and Mahogany are available for cutting anywhere on BLM-administered public lands except or unless an area is a Wilderness Study Area, campground or posted for ‘No Firewood Cutting’ to allow for grass seeding rehabilitation. Live trees may only be cut in designated greenwood harvest areas. A complete list of stipulations is available at the Elko District Office.
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 provide an expected return time.
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.
Elko District Office 3900 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801
|Last updated: 11-07-2012|
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