Carson National Forest Christmas Tree Permits Available November 18

Taos, NM (November 11, 2019) - For Immediate Release. Permits for cutting Christmas trees on the Carson National Forest will be available starting Monday, November 18 through Friday, December 23. Each permit is $5 (for any species) up to 10-feet, $10 for 10- to 15-feet, and $15 for 15- to 20-feet. As many as three permits can be purchased per person. You may either cut or dig up your tree.

This is an important service that we are committed to providing to the communities we serve,” says James Duran, Carson National Forest Supervisor. Permits can be purchased at all Ranger District offices in Peñasco, Questa, Tres Piedras, El Rito, Canjilon and Bloomfield during normal business hours. All offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Jicarilla Ranger Station will be closed the day after Thanksgiving. Due to the remodel of the Supervisor’s Office no services can be offered at this time, however, the public will be notified as soon as sales are available in Taos.

Canjilon Ranger District – Canjilon
Office Hours: 8AM-12PM, 1-4PM
Open November 29th
No Saturday sales
 
El Rito Ranger District – El Rito
Office Hours: 8-11:30AM, 12:30-4:30PM
Open November 29th
Saturday sales: November 23rd and 30th, December 7th, 14th, and 21st from 8AM-12PM
 
Jicarilla Ranger District – Bloomfield
Office Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Closed November 29th
No Saturday sales
 
Camino Real Ranger District – Peñasco
Office hours: 8AM - 4PM
Open November 29th
Saturday sales: November 30th and December 3rd from 8AM-12PM.
 
Tres Piedras Ranger District – Tres Piedras
Office Hours: 8AM-12PM, 1-4PM
Open November 29th
No Saturday sales
 
Questa Ranger District – Questa
Office Hours: 8AM-12:30PM, 1:30-4PM
Open November 29th
No Saturday sales

A Christmas tree tag, map, and guidelines for harvesting your tree are included with the permit. To protect forest resources, tree cutting activities are not allowed within wilderness areas, or within 100 feet of forest roads, state highways, stream and rivers, and any campground or trail.

As part of the “Every Kid Outdoors” initiative, every fourth grader is eligible for a free Christmas tree permit. In order to redeem the free permit, the student must present a valid fourth-grade pass, downloadable at the website https://everykidoutdoors.gov/ . Once the pass is printed out, the fourth grader must bring a parent or guardian over the age of 18 with them to the nearest Carson National Forest office to pick up the tree permit.

Check the Carson National Forest webpage www.fs.usda.gov/carson or Facebook page www.facebook.com/CarsonNF/ for updates on office hours and permit sales availability.





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