Pinedale Ranger District open on Friday to issue Christmas tree permits

(Pinedale, Wyo.) - The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be open the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 27 to serve the public in their purchase of Christmas tree tags from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is located at 29 E. Fremont Lake Rd. in Pinedale, next to Ridley’s Family Market. 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, or come into the Forest Service office and we will complete it with you online. 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. Office hours are typically Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Also the Pinedale Ranger District will be open on Saturday December 12, and December 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Remember to come by the District Office for holiday shopping as well. From November 27 through December 24, 2015 the Forest is offering 20% off on all our Grand Teton Association (GTA) items. If you are a GTA member, you receive 25% off all items. There is a wonderful supply of books, maps and children’s items and the proceeds directly benefit interpretation and education on the Forest. As an added service to the recreating public, the Pinedale District 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. *Feature Photo: h/t US Forest Service / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news