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Christmas Tree Permits

The selection and cutting of a special tree from the forest for the holidays has been a treasured tradition for generations. The Shoshone National Forest offers personal-use Christmas Tree Permits for the cutting of a tree on National Forest Sysytem lands. Christmas Tree Permits cost $8 per tree (limit five per household), are for personal use only (not for resale), and expire 12/31 of the year they are purchased.

New in 2018, permits may also be purchased online through https://openforest.fs.usda.gov

Campfire safety tips from Smokey Bear

The Shoshone National Forest and Smokey Bear want to remind all visitors to the forest of the proper way to fully extinguish a campfire.

Sights to see on the Shoshone this spring

Spring is a great time to see a new part of the Shoshone National Forest. As the weather turns warmer and the days become longer, why not take a trip to see a new spot.

Fall colors come alive on the Shoshone National Forest

Fall colors will soon start to come alive within the Shoshone National Forest.  Colors vary along with the topopgraphy and tree varities within the forest.

Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic

Mountain pine beetles are killing trees at epidemic levels and will affect the landscape for years to come.