|Christmas tree permits available for BLM lands
Scouting for that perfect Christmas tree on Bureau of Land Management lands is always a fun-filled family adventure in northern and north-central Idaho. Instead of having to plan your trip to find the perfect holiday tree around BLM office hours to purchase your tree permit, they are now available for purchase online.
Christmas tree permits cost $5 per tree, with a maximum of three permits per purchase. Tree permits are valid for cutting on BLM-managed lands on both the Coeur d’Alene and Cottonwood Field Offices. Area tree cutting maps posted on the http://forestproducts.blm.gov website show Christmas tree cutting areas in the vicinity of Grangeville, Cottonwood, and Lewiston, as well as locations within an easy drive of Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint.
“This summer our field offices began selling woodcutting permits online and that has been well-received,” said Kurt Pindel, District Manager. “We’re now pleased to offer that same convenience of purchasing online for anyone wishing to cut their holiday tree from BLM lands this season.”
To purchase a Christmas tree permit for this holiday season, please visit https://forestproducts.blm.gov. Select “Idaho” and then choose either the Coeur d’Alene or Cottonwood Field Office to view area maps for tree cutting. Permit stipulations are also posted on the website. Permits can be purchased with either a debit or credit card. Christmas tree cutters on BLM lands must either have a hard copy of the permit with them or have it saved to a mobile device.
For additional information and office hours, contact the Coeur d’Alene Field Office at 208-769-5000 or the Cottonwood Field Office at 208-962-3245.