Christmas tree permits available in the Elko District


Bureau of Land Management

Media Contact:

Gerald Dixon

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District will have Christmas tree cutting permits available for purchase from Nov. 1 until Dec. 24. Permits are available at the Elko District Office, 3900 E. Idaho St, during regular office hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Permits may also be obtained online through the BLM Special Forest Products Online System. Online permits are available for purchase 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

To purchase a permit online, go to Click on Nevada, select the Elko District, and then select Christmas Tree. Complete and submit the application. Enter your credit/debit card information. Your payment will be processed within minutes, and you may print your permit. You will also receive an email with all the maps, stipulations, Christmas Tree Tag and all the documentation you will need to safely cut a Christmas tree from your BLM-administered land. All purchased permits are final, no refunds will be granted.

Additionally, BLM tree permits are available at the Montello Post Office. 143 Front St, Montello, NV 89830, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Christmas tree permits are $5 each, with a limit of 10 per person and are for individual use only. The following forms of payment will be accepted: check, cash, or credit card. The permit allows the purchaser to cut Pinyon Pine and Juniper trees only, on Bureau of Land Management administered lands. Trees cannot be cut in areas designated as wilderness study areas (WSA’s). Upon purchase, a map of tree cutting areas will be provided along with the stipulations of the permit.

BLM areas recommended for tree hunters are Spruce Mountain, east of Ruby Valley; Cherry Creek Range, west of Currie; the Murdock Mountains, west of Montello; Dolly Varden Mountain, northeast of Currie; Pequop Mountains and Wood Hills, both east of Wells; Pilot Range, north of Wendover; and Sugar Loaf Peak, south of the Goshute Mountains.

The BLM advises tree cutters to plan ahead.  Cold weather combined with snow can make travel into the mountains dangerous.  Emergency equipment and supplies such as chains, snow tires, a first aid kit, blankets, and extra food and water are recommended.  Always tell someone where you are going and an expected return time.  Have a safe outing.

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.