Christmas Tree Permits Available at BLM Offices in Southeast Idaho

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began issuing permits for Christmas trees on Wednesday.

Permits cost $10 each with a limit of one per family. The permits permit the harvesting of Christmas trees on public lands managed by the BLM in southeast Idaho. Members of the public wishing to harvest Christmas trees on National Forest lands should contact the Caribou-Targhee National Forest for permit prices and restrictions.

Counter sales 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 be providing a Christmas tree permit sales location in Malad City this year. Online permits can be purchased at forestproducts.blm.gov. Permits will be available until December 24.

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

The following areas of 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

Upper Snake Field Office closed areas include:

  • Sand Mountain WSA
  • Black Canyon WSA
  • Appendicitis Hill WSA
  • Snake River Islands WSA
  • Henrys Lake WSA
  • white button mountain
  • Mount Hawley
  • China Cup
  • cedar mound
  • The half acre of hell
  • Burnt creek
  • All BLM Administered Campgrounds

The public can purchase BLM Christmas Tree Permits at the following locations:

  • Serpent’s Upper Desk, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho

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

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

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

  • forestproducts.blm.gov, Round the clock

You must have a valid permit to cut and/or remove trees on public lands. Other questions regarding the cutting of Christmas trees on public lands can be directed to Channing Swan or Taylor Leonhardt at the BLM Pocatello field office at (208) 478-6340.

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