BLM Christmas tree cutting permits available in Silt
Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands are available in Silt at the Colorado River Valley Field Office, 2300 River Frontage Road.
Permits are $10 per tree and may be purchased Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Permits are for piñon pine or juniper. Christmas tree cutting is permitted on most BLM-administered lands within the Colorado River Valley 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. A map of these areas is available with the cutting permit.
New this year, all fourth-graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit for their family through the White House Initiative “Every Kid in a Park.” Fourth-graders can download a paper voucher from the website http://www.everykidinapark.gov and bring it into the BLM office in Silt for a free permit.
The voucher will also get fourth-graders and their families free admission into national parks and many other federal fee areas.
BLM recommends bringing along a hand saw, rope or twine, extra food, water and blankets when you cut your tree. Tire chains, a shovel and emergency supplies are also a good idea.
For more information about Christmas tree cutting on BLM lands, call (970) 876-9008.
Permits for cutting Christmas trees on National Forest lands are available at Forest Service offices, which are also participating in the Every Kid in a Park program. For more information on National Forest permits, call (970) 945-2521.
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