BLM Ely District Office selling Christmas tree-cutting permits

ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District Office is making Christmas tree-cutting permits available to the public. Permits cost $4 each with a limit of 10 per purchaser. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public may purchase permits at the Ely District Office by appointment only, email, or by telephone.

To ensure that you receive your tag in time to cut your tree this holiday season, please submit your request no later than Friday, Dec. 18. To purchase permits over the phone using a credit or debit card or to make an appointment, call 775-289-1800. Appointments will only be taken at the Ely District Office, located at 702 N. Industrial Way, in Ely, Nev. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Email requests to Email requests should include a name and daytime contact number. Allow one week for processing.

Christmas trees may be harvested on all BLM-administered lands except those designated wilderness and wilderness study areas. The Ely (District) Resource Management Plan also prohibits Christmas tree harvesting in the Blue Mass, Highland Range, Lower Meadow Valley Wash, Mount Irish, Shoshone Ponds and Swamp Cedar areas of critical environmental concern. Only pinion-pine, juniper and white fir may be harvested. The cutting of all other trees is prohibited.

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.

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