WYOMING — Christmas tree permits are available for Bridger Teton National Forest (BTNF) through Dec. 31.

Permits can be purchased online through www.recreation.gov. Details regarding designated cutting areas, dates and height restrictions may be found at the same link.

Each permit is $15 for any tree, plus a $2.50 processing fee. Users can purchase up to five trees per account. “The permit must be printed and placed in the windshield of your vehicle as you remove your tree(s) from the Forest,” says the Forest Service.

Last year, the Forest sold 8,732 permits and over 30% were from online sales. For maps and more info click the following links:

BTNF offered a few tips for cutting a Christmas tree on National Forest land:

  • When selecting your tree, don’t cut isolated trees growing in the open. Choose a tree that’s within 10 feet of another green tree.
  • Take the whole tree. Do not remove only the top. Cut down the entire tree.
  • Use your map to ensure you are on National Forest land and don’t trespass on private property.

Individuals can find winter travel maps, winter closure maps and forest products maps here.

Cutting or removal of forest products is prohibited within campgrounds, summer home sites, administrative sites (guard stations), ski areas, Cache Creek Canyon and Trail Creek area, the Snake River Canyon, designated Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas, elk feed grounds, and within the national park.