Pinedale District Office to open two Saturdays to sell Christmas Tree permits

(Pinedale, Wyo.) – The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be open on two Saturdays in December to allow the public to purchase Christmas tree tags. The Pinedale District office is located at 29 E. Fremont Lake Rd. in Pinedale, next to Ridley’s Family Market. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday December 12, and December19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A permit is required to cut Christmas trees or firewood on the Forest. Christmas trees up to 12-feet in height require a $10.00 permit. Tree permits for evergreens between 12 – 25-feet are $15.00 and any tree over 25-feet requires a $25.00 permit. You must have the permit in your possession at the time of cutting. Fourth grade students are eligible for one free Christmas tree cutting permit with a valid paper or durable Every Kid in a Park pass. The tree permit is good for trees under 12-feet and the fourth grader must be present at the time the permit is issued. To get your free Every Kid in the Park pass go to and complete the application process. Cutting or removal of forest products is prohibited in campgrounds, summer home sites, administrative sites (guard stations), ski areas, designated Wilderness Areas, and elk feed grounds. In addition, the Pinedale office is a permitted selling agent for Wyoming State snowmobile tags. Wyoming law requires that all snowmobiles must have either a current Wyoming Resident or Nonresident user fee decal prominently displayed on the outside of each snowmobile. Each permit is thirty-five dollars. For more information about Forest Service products offered, contact the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-367-4326. #buckrail