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Christmas Tree Permits

This year, visitors can purchase a permit online to cut their own Christmas tree on the Santa Fe National Forest through Recreation.gov starting Monday, Nov. 16. Virtual sales are a safer alternative to traditional in-person sales at Santa Fe National Forest offices during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The cutting period for Christmas trees is Nov. 16 to Dec. 31, 2020. The Santa Fe National Forest has a limit of three permits per household.​ The price for a nonrefundable Christmas tree permit is $10. 

Court Approves Stipulation to Modify Injunction for Certain Activities

Updated: July 23, 2020

On October 23 the court issued an order approving the recently filed stipulation to modify the ongoing court-ordered injunction, allowing select timber management activities to resume. These activities include the cutting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, personal Christmas tree cutting, the cutting of personal use forest products such as vigas and latillas, special product collection by tribes for ceremonial purposes, and the cutting of certain hazard trees.

We continue to extend our gratitude to our state and federal partners and countless community leaders for their continued support. We are committed to being as open and transparent as possible in notifying interested groups and individuals when we take steps aimed at alleviating the stressors of the recent court-ordered injunction.

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Forest Updates

The latest updates on the Santa Fe National Forest. 

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The Santa Fe National Forest reopened most developed campgrounds on Monday, June 15.  The SFNF is resuming trash collection and reopening toilet facilities across th...


Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs)

Beaver Dam Analogs

Human-made beaver dams on the Santa Fe National Forest improve wetlands and wildlife habitat. Watch a short video to learn more.

Fuelwood Permits: Request a Call Back Online

Customers can now submit a request online for representatives to call them back. <...

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