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Carson City District: CCDO-09-06
For Immediate Release: November 10, 2008
Contacts: Mark Struble, Public Affairs Officer, BLM-Carson City District Office, 775-885-6107, or Amanda Brinnand, Forester, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, 775-882-2766

BLM & Forest Service Announce Availability of Christmas Tree Cutting Permits 
(Carson City & Reno)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office, and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, announce the availability of Christmas tree cutting permits to the general public. The agencies conduct Christmas tree sales to thin small trees in overstocked areas and to provide recreational experiences for local residents. BLM tree permits are currently available; Forest Service permit sales start November 24.

BLM: cutting permits for BLM pinyon pine trees are currently available for $5 each, primarily on forested BLM lands in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine & Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. Maps and directions are available with permit purchase. There is no limit on these BLM non-refundable permits.

Permits for BLM (pinyon pine) trees may be purchased at the offices listed below. Both the BLM-Nevada State Office in Reno and the BLM-Carson City District Office will accept phone credit card orders, or check/credit card mail orders.

BLM-Carson City District Office, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (11/29 & 12/5, 13)
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701

BLM-Nevada State Office, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1340 Financial Blvd.
Reno, NV 89520

Forest Service (USFS): approximately 4,000 permits will be available from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, USDA Forest Service, beginning on Monday, November 24, and ending December 22. Cutting permits are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis for $10 each in designated cutting areas for white fir, Jeffrey pine and incense cedar trees. Only two USFS trees may be cut per household, permits are non-refundable, and are valid through December 25, 2008. Please note that all stations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27.

Permits for Forest Service trees, white fir, Jeffrey pine, and incense cedar, must be purchased in person with cash or checks (credit cards are not accepted). Unfortunately, phone, mail, or e-mail permit requests cannot be processed. Please note that tree permits are available at the following offices:

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Supervisor’s Office
1200 Franklin Way
Sparks, NV 89431

Carson Ranger District Office, Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1536 S. Carson Street (US395)
Carson City, NV 89701

Tree cutters should have their own saws, warm clothing, a first aid kit, extra food and water, heavy rope or chain, shovel and tire chains, in the event of bad road conditions or inclement weather. Some cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.

For further information, contact either the USFS Carson Ranger District, 775-882-2766, or the BLM Carson City District Office, 775-885-6000.

Last updated: 11-10-2008