Permits to harvest Christmas trees from areas within the Bureau of Land Management’s Carson City District go on sale Nov. 15. Permits cost $5 each and people can purchase up to 10 for individual use.
The BLM provides a map and permit guidelines with each permit purchase. Permits are valid for trees harvested within the district on BLM lands, including:
- Pine Nut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington
- Clan Alpine and Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon
- Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne
Wilderness study areas and trees near city or residential areas are off limits. Permits are valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 25.
BLM officials said those who set out to harvest a Christmas tree should follow all guidelines for use of public lands and be prepared with warm clothing, first aid, extra food and water, shovel and tire chains, and of course tools to harvest the tree and transport it back home.
Permits can be purchased online at https://forestproducts.blm.gov/. A list of in-person purchase locations is below.
BLM Carson City District Office
5665 Morgan Mill Rd., Carson City, NV 89701
Mon.– Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 775-885-6000
BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno
1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89520
Mon – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 775-861-6500
Cal Ranch – Carson City
2035 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89706
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Carson City Chamber of Commerce
1900 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., 775-882-1565
Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce
1477 US Highway 395 North Suite A (inside museum building), Gardnerville, NV 89410
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m./Closed 12-1 p.m.
UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon
111 Sheckler Rd., Fallon, NV
Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon)
7 a.m. – 9 p.m., daily, 775-423-7134
Cold Springs Station
5200 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon)
Mon. Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sun. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed on Tues. & Wed., 775-423-1233
Consolidated Agencies of Human Services-Hawthorne
924 5th St., Hawthorne, NV 89415
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 775-945-2471