BLM Christmas trees available in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. – Beginning Nov. 21, Bureau of Land Management offices will begin personal Christmas tree permit sales for harvest of piñon and juniper. Permits are available through Dec. 24 and cost $5 per tree. Permits and maps may be obtained over the counter at your local BLM Office or online for some locations at forestproducts.blm.gov.
If purchasing online, you must have access to a printer for printing the permit and map. When transporting a tree taken from BLM public land, the haul tag provided with the permit must be attached to the tree. The BLM has developed georeferenced maps compatible with any georeferenced map mobile application. If you have a smart phone and would like to download a map before heading out to harvest a tree, please visit the following website for instructions on how to download the application: https://www.blm.gov/maps/georeferenced-PDFs.
Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, the BLM has adjusted services at its offices. Before you visit your local BLM office to obtain a permit, please call that office to confirm services and availability of staff. Below are the locations where the permits may be available:
Rio Puerco Field Office – 100 Sun Ave., NE, Suite 330, Albuquerque, NM 87109 – (505) 761-8700
Socorro Field Office – 901 S. Old U.S. Hwy 85, Socorro, NM 87801 – (575) 835-0412
Farmington Field Office – 6251 College Blvd, Farmington, NM 87402 – (505) 564-7600
Taos Field Office – 1024 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571-5983 – (575) 758-8851
Gila District Office – 3201 E. Universal Way, Tucson, AZ 85756 – (520) 258-7200
Las Cruces District Office – 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3371 – (575) 525-4300
For more information about Christmas tree permits, please contact your local BLM office or the BLM New Mexico State Office at 505-954-2222.
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