BLM Bishop Field Office offers online Christmas tree cutting permits

Christmas Trees

BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is offering personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits for designated cutting areas on BLM-managed 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 tree-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 or email BLM_CA_Web_BI@blm.gov.

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 Tonopah Field Office, can call 775-482-7800 to have a permit mailed to them. Please allow one week for processing.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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Bureau of Land Management

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Bishop Field Office

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