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Carson City District
Release Date: 11/07/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2014-010

BLM Christmas Tree Permits available starting November 12

Carson City, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on November 12. 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 five dollars.
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. 
BLM-Carson City District Office                                                  Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5665 Morgan Mill Rd.                                                                     775-885-6000
Carson City, NV 89701                                                                     
BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno                                                   Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1340 Financial Blvd.                                                                        775-861-6500             
Reno, NV 89502
Galena Creek Visitor Center                                                        Fri.-Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV                                                          775-849-4948
Six miles up Mt. Rose Highway from Highway 395/580                            
Cal Ranch                                                                                      Mon.-Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
2035 N. Carson St                                                                          Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carson City, NV 89706                                                                   775-461-2213
Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce                                          Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1477 US Highway 395 North Suite A                                               775-782-8144             
Gardnerville, NV 89410                                                                    (inside museum building)                                  

Community Action Center-Hawthorne                                         Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
924 5th St.                                                                                      775-945-2471
Hawthorne, NV 89415                                                                                                                      
UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon                                   Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
111 Sheckler Road                                                                          775-423-5121
Fallon, NV                                                                                                                                                            
Middlegate Station                                                                        7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., daily
42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon)                           775-423-7134

Cold Springs Station                                                                     8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., daily
52500 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon)                           775-423-1233

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 89701  

Last updated: 04-20-2015