Christmas tree cutting permits available November 24th

Contact(s): Charlie Marsh, 308-432-0300


(Chadron – November 19)  Christmas Tree permits will be available starting November 24th at the Pine Ridge Ranger District and Supervisor’s office located at 125 North Main Street in Chadron, for those who prefer to venture into the forest to cut their Christmas tree.  The price of the permit is $10 each, and includes a map, cutting guidelines and travel recommendations.  Folks will also be issued a free motorized vehicle users map to clearly show roads and trails designated open for public use by travel management.


Travel management has been implemented on the Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands to address growing demands for motorized recreation on Forest and Grasslands, while protecting people and natural resources, water quality, fish and wildlife habitat as well as conservation of cultural and paleo resources.  Signs are being posted and free Motor Vehicle use Maps or MVUMs are available at all offices or posted at