RBC | Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands are available from the White River Field Office in Meeker, Colorado and online at forestproducts.blm.gov.
Permits cost $10 per tree. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however, due to changing COVID-19 impacts, office access or hours may be limited — visitors should call ahead. Permits may also be purchased over the phone and picked up outside or mailed with a postage handling fee.
Permits are for piñon pine or juniper. Christmas tree cutting is permitted on most BLM-administered lands within the Kremmling, Little Snake, and White River field offices, though some restrictions may apply. Maps of cutting areas are available with permits.
“With the purchase of a permit, families can take part in the time-honored tradition of selecting and cutting their own holiday tree,” said White River Field Manager Kent Walter. “We recommend 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 in northwest Colorado reach out to the White River Field Office: 220 E. Market St., Meeker, Colorado 81641; 970-878-3800.
Special to The Herald Times