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. 14 through Dec. 24, 2022. The permits, which are for Christmas trees on public lands managed by the BLM in southeastern Idaho, are $10 each with a limit of one per family. Please note that tag prices and restrictions are different for trees cut on U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service lands.

Online sale of Christmas tree permits will be available for the Pocatello and Upper Snake Field Offices this year, instead of a mobile location in Malad City. These permits will only be valid for public lands managed by the Pocatello and Upper Snake field offices, including traditional Christmas tree harvest areas like the Deep Creek, Pleasantviews and Samaria ranges. Online permits can be purchased at

Christmas tree cutting is closed in the following areas within the jurisdiction of the Pocatello Field Office (but not limited to):

  • Petticoat Peak and Worm Creek Wilderness Study Areas (WSA)
  • Wolverine Canyon
  • All BLM administered campgrounds

Closed areas in the Upper Snake Field Office boundary include (but are not limited to):

  • 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

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 of the BLM Pocatello Field Office at 208-478-6340.


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.

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