The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office is making Christmas tree-cutting permits available to the public. Only pinion-pine and juniper trees may be harvested. The cutting of all other trees is prohibited.
Permits can be purchased in-person at the field office or through the mail. Permits cost $4 each with a limit of 10 per purchaser. The application is available online at: http://on.doi.gov/1lGnDYC.
Over the counter sales will be conducted at the field office from Thursday, Oct. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 24, or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. The field office is located at 1400 S. Front Street, in Caliente. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office will also be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays-only, Nov. 28, and Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
Mail-in requests will be accepted on a “first-come first-serve” basis through Friday, Nov. 20. All mail-in applications must include payment in the form of a check or money order payable to the Bureau of Land Management. Requests should be addressed to the BLM Caliente Field Office, PO Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn: Christmas Tree Permits. Please allow two weeks for processing. Credit and debit cards are also accepted by calling the field office at (775) 726-8100.
Christmas trees may be harvested on all BLM-administered public lands except those designated as Wilderness.
For more information or to purchase a permit, call the BLM Caliente Field Office at (775) 726-8100.