Bureau of Land Management selling permits to cut Christmas trees in the Grand Junction Field Office
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is offering permits to cut your own Christmas tree on BLM-administered lands in the Grand Junction Field Office from now through Dec. 24. Permits are valid for piñon pines or junipers and may be purchased online or in person for $10 per tree. In an effort to promote forest regeneration and stand health, permits do not authorize the cutting of ponderosa pines.
“Cutting your own tree is a great opportunity for families to get outside and enjoy your public lands during the holiday season,” said BLM Grand Junction Field Office Manager Greg Wolfgang.
To purchase a permit online, visit forestproducts.blm.gov, answer the questions, review the terms and conditions, make your payment through the secure payment site, and print a copy of your permit. Permits can also be purchased in-person with cash or credit card (no checks) at the Glade Park Store, 16498 DS Road, Glade Park, Thursday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Permit holders are required to keep their permit with them at all times while cutting and transporting the tree. The BLM recommends taking a handsaw, eye protection, rope or twine, extra food, water, and blankets when heading out to cut your tree. Tire chains, a shovel, and emergency supplies are also advised. Watch the weather conditions and let someone know where you will be and when to expect you back.
Maps and information regarding cutting areas will be provided upon purchase of a Christmas tree permit. For more information about Christmas tree cutting on BLM-administered lands in the Grand Junction Field Office, call (970) 244-3000. For information on Glade Park Store permit sales, call (970) 242-5421.
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.