Christmas tree permits available in Silt
SILT, Colo. – Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands are available in Silt at the Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road.
Permits are $10 per tree and may be purchased Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only five people may enter the lobby at one time. Tags can also be purchased over the phone and picked up outside the building or mailed with a postage handling fee.
Permits are for piñon pine or juniper. Christmas tree cutting is permitted on most BLM-administered lands within the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties with the following exceptions: wilderness study areas, Deep Creek along Coffee Pot Road, Thompson Creek Natural Area, and Garfield Creek south of New Castle. A map of these areas is available with the cutting permit.
“With the purchase of a permit, families can take part in the time-honored tradition of selecting and cutting their own holiday tree,” said Colorado River Valley Field Manager, Larry Sandoval. “We recommend bringing along a hand saw, rope or twine, extra food, water and blankets when you cut your tree. Tire chains, a shovel and emergency supplies are also a good idea.”
For more information about Christmas tree cutting on BLM lands, call (970) 876-9000.
Permits for cutting Christmas trees on National Forest lands are available at Forest Service offices. For more information on National Forest permits, call (970) 945-2521.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.