BLM offers Christmas tree permits starting November 15

BLM offers Christmas tree permits starting November 15
Christmas tree permits are available from the Bureau of Land Management Carson City District. Image: BLM

CARSON CITY—Permits to harvest Christmas trees from areas within the Bureau of Land Management’s Carson City District go on sale Nov. 15. Permits cost $5 each and people can purchase up to 10 for individual use.

The BLM provides a map and permit guidelines with each permit purchase. Permits are valid for trees harvested within the district on BLM lands, including:

  • Pine Nut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington
  • Clan Alpine and Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon
  • Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne

Wilderness study areas and trees near city or residential areas are off limits. Permits are valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 25.

BLM officials said those who set out to harvest a Christmas tree should follow all guidelines for use of public lands and be prepared with warm clothing, first aid, extra food and water, shovel and tire chains, and of course tools to harvest the tree and transport it back home.

Permits can be purchased online at A list of in-person purchase locations is below.

BLM Carson City District Office 
5665 Morgan Mill Rd., Carson City, NV 89701 
Mon.– Fri. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 775-885-6000 

BLM-Nevada State Office-Reno 
1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, NV 89520 
Mon – Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 775-861-6500 

Cal Ranch – Carson City 
2035 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89706 
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.  

Carson City Chamber of Commerce 
1900 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701 
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., 775-882-1565 

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce 
1477 US Highway 395 North Suite A (inside museum building), Gardnerville, NV 89410 
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m./Closed 12-1 p.m.  

UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon 
111 Sheckler Rd., Fallon, NV 
Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Middlegate Station 
42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon) 
7 a.m. – 9 p.m., daily, 775-423-7134 

Cold Springs Station 
5200 U.S. Highway 50 (62 miles east of Fallon) 
Mon. Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8 a.m.–7 p.m. 
Sun. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed on Tues. & Wed., 775-423-1233 

Consolidated Agencies of Human Services-Hawthorne 
924 5th St., Hawthorne, NV 89415 
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 775-945-2471

Source: BLM