Local Christmas tree permits available Nov. 20 | PostIndependent.com

Local Christmas tree permits available Nov. 20

Christmas tree cutting permits will be available from the White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management’s Glenwood Springs Field Office beginning Nov. 20.Christmas tree permits will be available from either agency, with some exceptions.Permits are $10 per tree and may be purchased at any WRNF office or the BLM Field Office in Glenwood Springs, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Contact your local WRNF ranger district or BLM office for details on when and where the permits will be available.Christmas tree cutting is permitted on most BLM-administered lands within the Glenwood Springs Field Office with the following exceptions: Wilderness study areas, Deep Creek along Coffee Pot Road, Thompson Creek Natural Area and Garfield Creek south of New Castle.Most areas within the WRNF are open for cutting with the following exceptions: Designated wilderness areas, recreation and ski areas, administrative areas and Glenwood Canyon. Cutting within the Dillon Ranger District is allowed only in the Westbound I-70 Scenic Area.The BLM and Forest Service officials have suggested cutting areas as guides for the public to use. Maps are available when a permit is purchased.For additional information, please contact the White River National Forest in Glenwood Springs at 945-2521 or the Glenwood Springs BLM Field Office at 947-2800.Permits for the BLM as well as for all districts on the WRNF, excluding the Dillon Ranger District, will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 900 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs.Cutting can occur in most parts of the Aspen/Sopris District. For information, call 963-2266. The Aspen office at 806 West Hallam St. will sell permits from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Sopris office at 620 Main St. in Carbondale will sell permits Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No BLM permits will be sold at either office.Cutting can occur on most parts of the Rifle District. For information, call 625-2371. The Rifle office at 0094 County Road 244 will sell permits Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permits can also be purchased during evening and weekend hours at Miller’s Dry Goods Store on 118 E. Third Street in Rifle. BLM permits will be sold at the Rifle office.Permits may be purchased from the BLM Glenwood Springs Field Office from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 50629 Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs.

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