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November 30, 2007

   Bruce Collins,

Rawlins BLM Offers Christmas Tree Permits

The Rawlins Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is offering Christmas tree permits for sale for the 2007 Holiday Season. A minimum of 1, up to a maximum of 5, Christmas trees can be individually purchased on a single permit for Christmas trees located on BLM administered lands within the Rawlins, WY field office area.

Without additional written authorization Christmas trees that are purchased on BLM permits must not exceed 15 feet in height and/or 6 inch DBH (diameter at breast height). Christmas tree species on BLM lands in Wyoming include, Douglas fir, subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole, ponderosa, and limber pine, and juniper.

The primary cutting location for Christmas trees for the Rawlins, WY Bureau of Land Management field office are BLM administered lands in the Encampment, WY and/or the Blackhall area and on Shirley Mountain located in the Shirley Basin. Due to weather, road conditions, and access, Christmas tree cutting on BLM administered lands can be limited.

Christmas tree permits are $7.50 per/tree and are available at the Rawlins Field Office main lobby desk, 1300 N. Thrird Street, Rawlins, Wyo., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The permits expire Dec. 25, 2007.