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Ely District Office
Release Date: 09/24/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-087

BLM Makes Christmas Tree-cutting Permits Available

Ely, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office is making Christmas tree permits available to the public.  Only pinion-pine and juniper trees may be harvested.  The cutting of all other trees is prohibited.

Permits can be purchased in-person at the field office or through the mail.  Permits cost $4 each with a limit of five per purchaser.

Over the counter sales will be conducted at the field office through Tuesday, Dec. 24, or until they are sold out, whichever comes first.  The field office is located at 1400 S. Front Street, in Caliente.  Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The office will also be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays-only, Nov. 30, and Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.

Mail-in requests will be accepted on a “first-come first-serve” basis through Friday, Dec. 6.  All mail-in applications must include payment in the form of a check or money order payable to the Bureau of Land Management.  Requests should be addressed to the BLM Caliente Field Office, PO Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn:  Christmas Tree Permits.  Please allow two weeks for processing.  Credit and debit cards are also accepted by calling the field office at (775) 726-8100.

Christmas trees may be harvested on all BLM-administered public lands except those designated as Wilderness.

For more information or to purchase a permit, call the BLM Caliente Field Office at (775) 726-8100.

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.

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