BLM Bishop Field Office offers Christmas tree cutting permits online

Now available online for a no-contact purchase this holiday season

Wide pinyon trees dot cover a hill. BLM Photo.

BISHOP, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is now offering personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits for designated cutting areas on public lands near Benton and Bridgeport in Mono County, through Dec. 23. This year permits may be purchased online to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to be consistent with local, state and agency guidance.

Permits are available for purchase at $5 per tree, with a limit of 10 trees per purchaser. Christmas trees may only be harvested in designated cutting areas on BLM-managed public land, and permit stipulations must be followed. Please visit forestproducts.blm.gov to process your permit, find maps of designated cutting areas and read permit stipulations. For questions, please call the Bishop Field Office at (760) 872-5000.

To process your permit online, select the map icon of California and the Benton-Bridgeport cutting area, then follow the prompts to complete your purchase. The site will send you to Pay.gov to process payment for your permit via credit card or bank transfer. The process takes just minutes and the site will email you a copy of your electronic permit.

Those interested in tree cutting in the Lida Summit area of Nevada, or other areas managed by the BLM Tonopah Field Office, can call (775) 482-7800 to have a permit mailed to them. Allow one week for processing.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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