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Christmas tree permits available at southwest Idaho BLM offices Nov. 15-Dec. 24


BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing Christmas tree permits Nov. 15-Dec. 24.

The permits allow for members of the public to harvest up to three Christmas trees on BLM-managed public lands in southwestern Idaho.   

Over the counter sales of Christmas tree permits are available for $10 at the BLM Owyhee and Four Rivers field offices Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Online permits can be purchased at and are only valid for lands managed by Owyhee or Four Rivers field offices. 

Please observe the following rules when harvesting trees:  

  • Do not cut within 50 feet of a dry stream course or within 100 feet of a live stream or shoreline. 
  • Do not cut within 300 feet of a designated Scenic Byway. 
  • Do not cut trees on BLM lands designated as Wilderness, Wilderness Study Areas (WSA), or Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). 
  • The cutting of trees greater than 20 feet in height is prohibited. 

You must have a valid permit to cut or remove trees from public lands. Further questions regarding Christmas tree cutting on public lands, maps and a full list of special stipulations required by the Owyhee and Four River field offices may be directed to Adam Stafford at 208-384-3300.

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