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Carson City District
Release Date: 11/13/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2013-13

BLM Pinyon Pine and Juniper Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Available Starting November 15

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on November 15. The permits allow cutting a pinyon pine or juniper tree on designated BLM lands primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. Maps and directions are available with permit purchase. The cost per permit is $5.

There is no limit to the number of permits that may be purchased; the permits are for individual use only. Collection of trees for resale requires a special permit.

The BLM permits for Christmas trees will be sold at the locations listed below. The Reno and Carson City BLM offices accept credit cards, cash, and checks; other locations only accept cash or checks made payable to the BLM. Permits may be purchased at the following locations:

BLM-Carson City District Office 
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5665 Morgan Mill Rd. Carson City, NV 89701
Saturdays (11/17, 11/24 and 12/1) 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1340 Financial Blvd. Reno, NV 89502

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1477 US Highway 395 North Suite A, Gardnerville, NV 89410 

Community Action Center-Hawthorne 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
924 5th St. Hawthorne, NV 89415

UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
111 Sheckler Road, Fallon, NV  

Middlegate Station 
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., daily
42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon) 

Cold Springs Station 
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., daily
52500 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon) 

Tree cutters should be prepared with warm clothing, 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 more information please contact Coreen Francis, Carson City BLM Forester, at 775-885-6161 or

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.

Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89703  

Last updated: 04-14-2015