This holiday season, permits are available for cutting Christmas trees on Bureau of Land Management public lands in the greater Dolores area from Nov. 23-24.
Permits are for piñon pine or juniper trees and may be purchased for $10 per tree at the Tres Rios Field Office, 29211 Colorado Highway 184 in Dolores Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Printed maps of cutting areas are also available at the BLM office.
BLM recommends taking 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 recommended.
The BLM accepts cash, check or credit card.
For more information about Christmas tree cutting on BLM-managed public lands, call 970-882-1120.
Permits for cutting Christmas trees on National Forest lands are available at U.S. Forest Service offices.
For more information on forest permits, call 970-247-4874.