BLM Christmas Tree permits available online and in-person, starting November 14


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Carson City District Office

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Tuesday, November 14th, online and in-person. The permit is valid from the date of purchase through December 25th.

To purchase a Christmas tree permit online, visit and search for Nevada, Carson City District Office.

The cost per Christmas tree permit is $5.00. Upon purchase of a permit, a map and permit stipulations will be provided. No more than ten permits may be purchased by one individual; the permits are for individual use only. The permit allows the purchaser to cut only a pinyon pine or juniper tree. The cutting of all other tree species is prohibited.

Pinyon pine Christmas trees may only be harvested in the Clan Alpine and Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. Pinyon pine Christmas trees may not be harvested within the Pine Nut Mountains or the Virginia Range due to past fires and habitat conservation for Pinyon jay. Juniper Christmas trees may be harvested on all Carson City District -BLM-administered lands. Cutting of Christmas trees within Wilderness or Wilderness study areas is prohibited. In addition, be conscious of not cutting Christmas trees near city/residential areas.

“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,” said Paul Fuselier, Acting Sierra Front Field Manager. “Some cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall, so it is advisable to cut trees early in the season.”

BLM Christmas tree permits can also be purchased in-person at the following locations:

BLM Carson City District Office

5665 Morgan Mill Rd.

Carson City, NV 89701

Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 775-885-6000

BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno

1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89520

Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 775-861-6500

Cal Ranch – Carson City

2035 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89706

Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.– 9 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce

1477 UA Highway 395 North Suite A (inside museum)

Gardnerville, NV 89410

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m./closed 12-1 p.m.


UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon

111 Sheckler Rd., Fallon, NV

Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Middlegate Station

42500 Austin Highway (U.S. 50) - 48 miles east of Fallon

7 a.m. – 9 p.m., daily, 775-423-7134

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services-Hawthorne

924 5th St.

Hawthorne, NV 89415

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 775-945-2471

Cold Springs Station Resort

52300 Austin Highway (U.S. 50) – 62 miles east of Fallon

Mon. Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Sun. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Closed on Tues. & Wed., 775-423-1233 

In addition, while out cutting your Christmas tree, remember to have your permit, follow all cutting stipulations, and all recommended procedures to prevent wildfires. Also, stay on existing roads, consult your maps to insure you are on BLM land, and please report any permit violations with as much information as possible (e.g. date, license plate number, detailed location, and directions to area) to the Carson City District Office.

For more information, please contact Brian McMillan, Carson City BLM Special Forest Products Manager, at 775-885-6000 or


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.