SANTA FE – Beginning today, Bureau of Land Management offices will begin online personal Christmas tree permit sales to harvest piñon and juniper.
Permits are available through Dec. 23 and cost $5 per tree. To ensure the community’s safety, the BLM will only have the permits available online this year. Permits can be purchased by visiting forestproducts.blm.gov.
When purchasing online, you must have access to a printer for printing the permit and map. The public must attach the haul tag provided with the permit to any tree removed from BLM managed lands.
The BLM has developed georeferenced maps compatible with any georeferenced map mobile application.
If you have a smartphone and would like to download a map before heading out to harvest a tree, visit the following website for instructions on how to download the application: https://www.blm.gov/maps/georeferenced-PDFs .
For more information about Christmas tree permits, contact acting BLM Forester Jack River at 505.954.2190, your local BLM office, or the BLM New Mexico State Office at 505.954.2222.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 11 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.
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