SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Bridger- Teton National Forest is selling Christmas tree permits from any of the Bridger-Teton National Forest District Offices, including Kemmerer, Big Piney, Pinedale, Greys River in Afton, Jackson and Blackrock ranger stations and the interagency visitor center on Cache Street in Jackson.
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.
The Pinedale District Office, 29 E. Fremont Lake Road, will be open Saturday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Alpine Information Center, 121 U.S. Highway 89 in Alpine, winter hours are in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays through Saturdays. Employees at the Information Center will be offering snowmobile tags and Christmas tree permits during those times. The last firewood permits will be offered on Nov. 30, for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and Dec. 31, for the Bridger-Teton National Forest from the Alpine location.
Greys River Road closes Dec. 1 to all wheeled vehicles.
A permit is required to cut Christmas trees or firewood on the forest. Christmas trees up to 20 feet in height require a $15 permit. This year there is one permit and one price for trees up to the 20-foot limit. Permits for cutting evergreen boughs can be purchased at 20 cents per pound at a $20 minimum.