BLM tree cutting permits are available

By Press Release

Permits for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management lands are available in Grand Junction, Montrose, Cortez and Durango at the following locations:

• Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, 970-244-3000

• Uncompahgre Field Office, 2465 S. Townsend Avenue, Montrose, 970-240-5400

• Dolores Public Lands Center, 29211 Hwy. 184, Dolores, 970-882-7296

• San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, 970-247-4874

The permits are for piñon pine or juniper, and are $8-10 per tree. Permits are available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the locations listed above.

Additionally, maps of cutting areas are available at the BLM offices, and the public should bring along a hand saw, eye protection, rope or twine, extra food, water and blankets when looking for the perfect tree. Tire chains, a shovel and emergency supplies are also recommended.

For more information, contact a local BLM office.