- October 31, 2018

Bridger-Teton Extends Hours for Christmas Tree Permits

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is extending some office hours and offering Christmas Tree permit sales in locations other than Forest Offices over the next several weeks. The additional times and locations are provided in an effort to make permits available as easily as possible for the communities surrounding the Forest. A permit is required to cut Christmas Trees on the Forest. Christmas Trees up to 20-feet in height require a $15.00 permit. This year there is one permit and one price for trees up to the 20-foot limit.


The Pinedale District Office will be open Saturday, December 1, 2018 and Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9am-4pm for Christmas tree permit sales. The Pinedale Office is located at 29 East Fremont Lake Road in Pinedale, Wyoming.


The Alpine Information Center winter hours are now in effect 9:00a.m. -2:00p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Employees at the Information Center, located at 121 US-89 in Alpine, WY will be offering snowmobile tags and Christmas Tree permits during those times. The last firewood permits will be offered on November 30, 2018 for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and December 31, 2018 for the Bridger-Teton National Forest from this Alpine location. .Additionally, visitors are reminded that the Greys River Road closes December 1st to all wheeled vehicles.


The Big Piney District office will be sending Forest employees to the Town Hall in Labarge, Wyoming to sell Christmas Tree permits to the community. Employees will be available to sell the permits at 228 S Labarge Street on Saturday November 17, 2018 from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.


Also, free Christmas Tree permits will be issued Forest-wide to 4th Graders that have a valid Every Kid in the Park (EKiP) pass. In order to receive a free Christmas Tree permit, the 4th Grader must be present and possess a valid EKiP pass or voucher. To obtain an EKiP pass, please go to https://everykidinapark.gov/get-your-pass/ and follow the instructions.


For more information, visit the Forest Website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/btnf/. For additional information, contact the Bridger-Teton National Forest at (307) 739-5500.

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