This holiday season, permits are available for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management public lands in the greater Grand Junction area from Nov. 23 – Dec. 24.
Permits are for piñon pine or juniper trees and may be purchased for $10 per tree at the Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H. Road, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and at the Glade Park Store, 16498 D S Road. Printed maps of cutting areas are also available at the BLM office.
The BLM recommends bringing along a handsaw, eye protection, 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.
The BLM accepts cash, check or credit card. For more information about Christmas tree cutting on BLM lands, call (970) 244-3000.
Permits for cutting Christmas trees on National Forest lands are available at U.S. Forest Service offices. For more information on National Forest permits in the Grand Junction area, call (970) 242-8211.