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Release Date: 11/16/12
Contacts: SLV Public Lands Center at 719-852-5941    

Christmas Tree Permits For Sale (11-16-12)


Monte Vista, Colo. - Christmas tree cutting permits are once again for sale at all the Rio Grande National Forest and Bureau of Land Management offices in the San Luis Valley.  The permits cost $8.00 each with a limit of five permits per household.  Trees must be growing on land managed by the Rio Grande National Forest or the BLM’s San Luis Valley Field Office. All trees must be at least 100 feet away from any campground, picnic area or road and can be up to five inches in diameter at shoulder height.  Cutting trees within designated wilderness areas or the Conejos Canyon is prohibited.
In addition to the public lands offices, Christmas tree permits will also be available at the Silver Thread Information Center in South Fork; the Green Spot Garden Center and Antiques, and the Bervig’s True Value in Alamosa; and the Hometown Food Market in Antonito.
For more information concerning Christmas tree cutting permits, contact the SLV Public Lands Center at 719-852-5941  

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.

  1803 West Hwy 160      Monte Vista, CO 81144  

Last updated: 11-16-2012