The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices in Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Socorro, Taos, Farmington and Santa Fe are now selling Christmas tree permits. The permits will be sold until Dec. 23 and cost $5. For a list of BLM office locations and contact information, visit https://www.blm.gov/contact/new-mexico.
The Las Cruces office is located at 1800 Marquess St and the phone number is 575-525-4300.
Maps can be obtained when purchasing the permit at a BLM office, and will show tree hunters where lands open to tree cutting are located. Tree permits are for sale on many parcels of public lands in the state. When transporting a tree taken from BLM public land, the permit must be attached to the tree.
For more information about Christmas tree permits, contact acting BLM Forester Marcus White Bull at 505-564-7675, or a BLM office.