Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip offers Christmas and holiday tree permits, announces new hours of operations


Arizona Strip DO

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Rachel Carnahan, Public Affairs Specialist

ST. GEORGE, Utah— Each year hundreds of people enjoy finding their Christmas and holiday trees on public lands. The Bureau of Land Management’s Arizona Strip Field Office has begun selling non-commercial permits to cut pinyon pine and juniper trees in-person and online. To obtain a tree permit for the Arizona Strip and St. George Field Office online go to: https://forestproducts.blm.gov/. For information on purchasing tree permits for the Dixie National Forest visit their website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dixie/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD838780. To request information and assistance by phone during regular business hours, excluding weekends and federal holidays, call 435-688-3200.

The BLM also announces new hours of operation for the Public Lands Information Center located at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah. Visitors are welcome to obtain information and purchase resource permits in-person Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In keeping with guidelines for federal sites during the pandemic, visitors to the PLIC are required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Keep safety in mind when participating in this exciting holiday tradition. Early season cutting is advised as winter weather conditions in the mountains are unpredictable. Be prepared for wet or snow-packed roads and carry chains. Stay on designated roads and trails and respect private property boundaries. Let someone know where you are planning to go and the approximate time you will return. Remember to carry a cell phone, bring additional warm clothing, gloves, boots, a container of hot liquid, water, and a lunch or snack. Carry a flashlight, shovel, first-aid kit, matches, axe or handsaw, and a rope to secure your tree. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season! For additional information about BLM tree permits, call us at 435-688-3200.

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.