Christmas tree permits available at Forest offices
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
November 12, 2012
The Bridger-Teton National Forest announces that Christmas tree permits are available for purchase from any of the Bridger-Teton National Forest District Offices which include the Kemmerer, Big Piney, Pinedale, Greys River (Afton), and Buffalo Ranger Stations.
Permits are also available at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer and Pinedale Field Offices. Forest and BLM offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. The Bridger-Teton will also be selling Christmas tree permits at the Interagency Visitor Center in Jackson seven days a week, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
A permit is needed to cut Christmas trees or fire wood on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Christmas trees up to 12-feet in height require a ten dollar permit. Tree permits for evergreens between 12 – 25-feet are $15.00 and any tree over 25-feet requires a $25.00 permit.
Firewood permits are still available on the Forest for 5 cords of wood for $20.00. There is a 5-cord minimum purchase, and a 10-cord maximum limit in place.
Fees from Firewood Permits are used for funding projects through the National Forest Foundation; funding the salaries of Timber & Forest Health Specialists; Reducing residual slash build-up from firewood cutting; and maintaining popular firewood cutting roads. When gathering firewood, permits allow for the harvest of down or standing dead wood only. All wood gathered must be kept to a length of 8-feet or less.
Cutting or removal of forest products is prohibited in campgrounds, summer home sites, administrative sites (guard stations), ski areas, Cache Creek Canyon near Jackson, the Snake River Canyon, designated Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas, and elk feed grounds.
The Bridger-Teton would like to remind everyone that you must have the permit in your possession at the time of cutting any Forest product. Additionally, everyone is asked to please follow the travel restrictions that are in place on the Forest. Forest travel maps are available at the Ranger Stations, as well as online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/btnf/.