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Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 21, from the BLM office in Silt.

Permits are $10 per tree with a limit of two trees per household.

BLM permits are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt, 2300 River Frontage Road.

Anyone cutting trees on BLM land is required to have a permit in their possession. Special permits for more than two trees must be approved by the authorized forestry representative.

Christmas tree cutting is permitted on most BLM lands administered by the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Pitkin counties with the following exceptions: wilderness study areas, Deep Creek along Coffee Pot Road, Thompson Creek Natural Area, and Garfield Creek south of New Castle. A map of these areas is available with the cutting permit.

For more information about Christmas tree cutting in this field office, call (970) 876-9000.

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