Christmas tree permits available in East Idaho


Bureau of Land Management

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Idaho Falls District Office

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Pocatello, Idaho—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing Christmas tree permits for $10 Nov. 15-Dec. 24. The permits allow the public to harvest one tree per family from BLM-managed public lands in southeastern Idaho.

Over-the-counter sales of Christmas tree permits are available at the BLM Pocatello Field Office Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Online sale of Christmas tree permits are available at A mobile location will not be available in Malad City this year.  The permits are valid for BLM public lands managed by the Pocatello and Upper Snake field offices, including traditional Christmas tree harvest areas such as the Deep Creek range, Pleasant views range, Samaria range and Island Park. 

Trees may not be harvested in these areas managed by the BLM Pocatello Field Office:
•    Petticoat Peak and Worm Creek Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs)
•    Wolverine Canyon 
•    BLM-administered campgrounds

Trees may also not be harvested in these areas within the BLM Upper Snake Field Office boundary:
•    Sand Mountain WSA 
•    Black Canyon WSA 
•    Appendicitis Hill WSA 
•    Snake River Islands WSA 
•    Henrys Lake WSA 
•    White Knob Mountain 
•    Hawley Mountain 
•    China Cup 
•    Cedar Butte 
•    Hell's Half Acre 
•    Burnt Creek
•    BLM-administered campgrounds 

You must have a valid permit to cut or remove trees from public lands. Please note that tag prices and restrictions are different for trees cut on U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service lands.  Further questions regarding Christmas tree cutting and off-limits tree-cutting areas on BLM-managed public lands may be directed to Channing Swan or Taylor Leonhardt of the BLM Pocatello Field Office at 208-478-6340.  

BLM logo with trees

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.