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Colorado River Valley Field Office
Release Date: 11/23/12
Contacts: David Boyd , Public Affairs Specialist , 970-876-9008

BLM Christmas tree permits available in Silt

SILT, Colo. – Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands are available in Silt at the Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road.

Permits are $10 per tree and may be purchased Monday through Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Permits are for piñon pine or juniper. Christmas tree cutting is permitted on most BLM-administered lands within the Colorado River Valley Field Office with the following exceptions: wilderness study areas, Deep Creek along Coffee Pot Road, Thompson Creek Natural Area, and Garfield Creek south of New Castle. A map of these areas is available with the cutting permit.

BLM recommends bringing along a hand saw, rope or twine, extra food, water and blankets. Tire chains, a shovel and emergency supplies are also a good idea.

For more information about Christmas tree cutting on BLM lands, call (970) 876-9008.

Permits for cutting Christmas trees on National Forest lands will be available at Forest Service offices. For more information on National Forest permits, call (970) 945-2521.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 11-23-2012