Christmas tree permits available at southeast Idaho BLM offices

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be issuing Christmas tree permits beginning Nov. 18. The permits are $10 each with a limit of one per family. The permits allow for Christmas tree harvest on public lands managed by the BLM in southeastern Idaho. Members of the public seeking to harvest Christmas trees on National Forest lands should contact the Caribou-Targhee National Forest for permit prices and restrictions.

Over the counter sale of Christmas tree permits will be available at the BLM Pocatello and Upper Snake Field Offices. Due to the availability of online permit sales, the BLM will not provide a Christmas tree permit sale location in Malad City this year. Online permits can be purchased at Permits will be available until Dec. 24.

These permits will only be valid for public lands managed by the Pocatello and Upper Snake Field Offices, including traditional Christmas tree harvest areas such as the Deep Creek, Pleasantview and Samaria Ranges.

The following areas in the Pocatello Field Office are closed to Christmas tree cutting:

· Petticoat Peak Wilderness Study Area (WSA)

· Worm Creek WSA

· Wolverine Canyon

· All BLM-administered campgrounds


Closed areas in the Upper Snake Field Office include:

· 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

· All BLM-administered campgrounds


The public may purchase BLM Christmas tree permits at the following locations:

· Upper Snake Field Office, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

· Pocatello Field Office, 4350 S. Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho

Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


·, 24 hours per day

You must have a valid permit to cut and/or remove trees from public lands. Further questions regarding Christmas tree cutting on public lands may be directed to Channing Swan or Taylor Leonhardt at the BLM Pocatello Field Office at (208) 478-6340.



This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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