Shoshone National Forest tree permits now available

Nov 24, 2013 From staff reports

Permits are now available for those who wish to cut their own Christmas trees in the Shoshone National Forest.

The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Additional permits are required for larger trees.

Permits are available at Shoshone National Forest offices in Cody, Dubois and Lander. These offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

Permits also may be purchased at the following Fremont County businesses:

- Wind River Gear in Dubois

- Pit Stop in Dubois

- Popo Agie One Stop in Lander

- All three Pit Stops in Riverton

Some of the rules include:

- Trees may not be cut in any wilderness areas, marked timber sale areas, or within 300 feet of campgrounds, lodges, summer homes, private land and ranger stations.

- The required tag(s) must be attached to the tree before it is transported.

- Off-road travel regulations are in effect; check with the local ranger district for more information.

- When cutting a tree, stumps must be cut at 4 inches or less; it is important to keep all roadways clear of debris and slash.

- Boughs may be cut only from trees tagged with a permit.

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