Christmas tree permits available at southwest Idaho BLM offices
Boise, Idaho—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing Christmas tree permits Nov. 15-Dec. 24. The permits allow for members of the public to harvest up to three Christmas trees on BLM-managed public lands in southwestern Idaho.
Over the counter sales of Christmas tree permits are available for $10 at the BLM Owyhee and Four Rivers field offices Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Online permits can be purchased at forestproducts.blm.gov and are only valid for lands managed by Owyhee or Four Rivers field offices.
Please observe the following rules when harvesting trees:
· Do not cut within 50 feet of a dry stream course or within 100 feet of a live stream or shoreline.
· Do not cut within 300 feet of a designated Scenic Byway.
· Do not cut trees on BLM lands designated as Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas (WSA), or Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).
· The cutting of trees greater than 20 feet in height is prohibited.
You must have a valid permit to cut or remove trees from public lands. Further questions regarding Christmas tree cutting on public lands, maps and
a full list of special stipulations required by the Owyhee and Four River field offices may be directed to Adam Stafford at 208-384-3300.
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.