BLM Wyoming COVID-19 Updates

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, the BLM is temporarily restricting in-person public access to visitor centers and public rooms in our Wyoming offices.  Please check with individual offices regarding customer services available by phone or email. Click here to learn more.

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A woman cuts down a christmas tree with a pull saw in a snowy public forest managed by the Buffalo Field Office

Wyoming Christmas Tree Permits

Wyoming Christmas Tree Permits 

A man hefts a chainsaw-cut Christmas tree over his shoulder as his dog follows behind with sticks in its mouthWyoming’s BLM offices are selling Christmas tree permits for the 2020 season! You can buy a permit from any BLM office Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year, you can also buy permits online at A BLM permit is only valid on BLM-managed public lands; you can buy a permit for Forest Service land at your local Forest Service office and at some BLM offices. For more information, please read our 2020 Christmas tree permit press release or call your local BLM office.

Christmas Tree Cutting Tips

  • Stay on designated roads and respect private land. Some tree cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall – early season cutting is advisable.
  • Be prepared! Tree-cutters traveling through Wyoming’s public lands should be prepared for poor road conditions or inclement weather.  Make sure you have everything you need for an outdoor venture including warm clothes, food, water, and safety equipment.
  • Let someone know where you’ll be going and when you plan to return.  If you get stranded, call for help, and stay with your group and vehicle until help arrives.
  • Please dispose of trees properly.  Consider composting or using for as firewood, if those are options available to you. 
  • Keep in mind that hunting seasons are usually open during these times. The BLM advises wearing bright colors.