BLM Christmas Tree permits available starting November 13


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 cutting permits on Wednesday, November 13. The permit is valid from the date of purchase through December 24th. The permit allows the purchaser to cut only a pinyon pine or juniper tree (the cutting of all other tree species is prohibited) on BLM-administered lands, primarily in the Pine Nut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. No cutting of Christmas trees within wilderness study areas and to be conscious of not cutting Christmas trees near city/residential areas.

The cost per Christmas tree permit is $5.00. Upon purchase of a permit, maps and permit stipulations will be provided. 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 Christmas tree 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. 775-885-6000


BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno

1340 Financial Blvd

Reno, NV 89520

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 775-861-6500


Galena Creek Visitor Center

18250 Mt. Rose Hwy

Reno, NV 89511

Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 775-849-4948


Cal Ranch

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 US Highway 395 North Suite A (inside museum building)

Gardnerville, NV 89410

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 775-782-8144


Consolidated Agencies of Human Services-Hawthorne

924 5th  St.

Hawthorne, NV 89415

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

UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon

111 Sheckler Road, Fallon, NV

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 775-423-5121

Cold Springs Station

52500 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mon. – Sat.; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun.



Middlegate Station

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

7 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily 775-423-7134


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.

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.