If you are looking for a Christmas or Holiday tree for your farm or ranch, consider cutting your own tree from BLM lands!

CAÑON CITY, Colo. – This holiday season, permits are available for cutting trees on Bureau of Land Management public lands in the San Luis Valley and Royal Gorge field offices through Dec. 24, 2022.

Permits may now be purchased online for either office, and maps of permissible cutting areas are available for those who wish to plan their trip in advance.

Interactive BLM Colorado forest product harvest map:

San Luis Valley
Permits may be purchased for $10 per tree at the BLM field office in Monte Vista, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Permits can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card and must be picked up in person.

San Luis Valley Online Permit Purchase

San Luis Valley Map

Royal Gorge
Permits must be purchased online for sites managed by the Royal Gorge Field Office.

Royal Gorge Online Permit Purchase

Royal Gorge Map

For more information about tree cutting on BLM lands, please call or visit the nearest BLM office:

  • Monte Vista Field Office: 1313 E. Highway 160 in Monte Vista, or (719) 852-7074
  • Royal Gorge Field Office: 3028 East Main Street in Canon City or (719) 269-8500

The BLM recommends bringing along a handsaw, eye protection, rope or twine, extra food, water and blankets when selecting and cutting a tree. Tire chains, a shovel, and emergency supplies are also valuable to have along, if needed. Permit holders are encouraged to bring maps and ensure they are cutting a tree on BLM lands in an area that is open to tree cutting.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

0 responses to “Holiday Tree Permits Available for BLM Land”

Leave a Reply