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Carson City District
Release Date: 11/08/16
Contacts: 775-885-6107    
News Release No. CCDO 2017-03

BLM Christmas Tree permits available starting November 14

Carson City, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on Monday, November 14. 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/tree is five dollars.

No more than ten permits may be purchased by one individual; 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 
5665 Morgan Mill Rd. Carson City, NV 89701
Mon.–Fri., 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

Galena Creek Visitor Center 
Mt Rose Highway, Reno, NV
Six miles up Mt Rose Highway from Highway 395/580
Fri.–Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Cal Ranch 
2035 N. Carson St Carson City, NV 89706
Mon.–Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce 
1477 US Highway 395 North Suite A, Gardnerville, NV 89410 (inside museum building) 
Mon.–Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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.

Free Permits for Fourth Grade Students

For the second year in a row, free Christmas tree permits are available to Nevada fourth graders as part of the U.S. Department of Interior’s “Every Kid in a Park” program. BLM Nevada State Director John Ruhs authorized the free Christmas tree program for fourth graders to continue in Nevada this year.

As part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, every fourth grader is eligible to receive a pass that allows free access to federal lands and waters across the country for a full year. The BLM will make available a free Christmas tree permit to every interested fourth grader with a valid 4th Grade Pass or paper voucher, which can be obtained on the website at

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 21.

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: 11-09-2016