Forest Products Permits

Forest Products are forest resources used for personal, commercial, or scientific purposes, like Christmas trees, wildflowers, cones, tree boughs, nuts and berries, ornamental cuttings, moss, or rocks.

A permit is not needed for collecting small amounts of forest products for personal or family use. Products collected cannot be sold. Collecting must be done in a responsible manner and the material being collected must be abundant. For nuts, berries, or plant materials up to one gallon bag would be considered a small amount; for rocks or mineral collection a 5 gallon bucket would be considered a small amount.

Personal Use Examples:

  • Pressing wildflowers or collectiong wildflower seeds
  • Nuts, berries, pine cones, moss, or other plant materials
  • Rock or mineral samples

Collecting larger amounts of forest products for personal use, like landscaping would require a special use permit. Collecting any amout of product for resale requires a special use permit. Additional information is found on the Special Use Permit page.

 

Christmas Tree Permits

Inyo National Forest sells Christmas Tree Permits on behalf of the BLM Bishop Field Office, BLM Tonopah Field Office, and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Permits will be available at the White Mountain Public Lands Information Center in Bishop, CA and the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center in Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Opening date to be determined, pending delivery of tags.

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
2500 State Route 203, Mammoth Lakes, CA
760-924-5500
Limited supply, call for availability

White Mountain Public Lands Information Center
798 North Main St Bishop, CA
760-873-2500
Limited supply, call for availability

Tree Cutting Areas:

BLM Bishop Field Office
760-873-2500 for more information
$5/tree – cash or check only
Tree Types: Pinyon Pines and Junipers only

BLM Battle Mountain District/Tonopah Field Office
775-482-7800 for more information
$4/tree – cash or check only
Tree Types: Pinyon Pine and Junipers
Cord wood also available at $5 cord.

USFS Bridgeport Ranger District/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
760-932-7070 for more information
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/htnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD524397
$10/tree – cash or check preferred
Tree Types: Pinyon Pine, Juniper, and Limited White Fir

Please contact the respective agency for more information about Christmas Trees and cord wood. Rules and regulations will be provided with permit purchase.





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