Manti-La Sal Christmas tree permits go on sale soon
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Christmas tree permits will be on sale at the Moab and Monticello District offices of the Manti-La Sal National Forest beginning Nov. 15 and running through Dec. 22, for $10 each. The offices are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed between noon and 1 p.m. For customer convenience, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is also selling permits at the Moab Information Center, located at 25 East Center Street in Moab, and at the Monticello Visitor Center, located at 216 South Main Street in Monticello. Vendors will sell permits through Dec. 23 or until sold out. Permits will not be available by mail or phone order.

Fourth grade students who have an “Every Kid in a Park” (EKIP) pass may bring the pass to the district office to receive a free permit. Free permits will be issued until the supply is exhausted. A parent or guardian at least 18 years old should accompany the fourth grader. The EKIP pass can be obtained at everykidinapark.gov. The paper pass can be exchanged for a plastic pass at the district office, which allows fourth graders free access to federal lands and waters across the country for a full year.

There is a limit of three permits per person. Purchasers will need to provide a credit or debit card, check or exact change. USFS offices are not equipped to make change. There are no refunds.

The representative selling tags will issue each purchaser a map and cutting instructions. Customers traveling long distances for permits should call in advance to determine if permits are still available. Vehicle access, except for snow machines, must be confined to established roads in the forest. Roads may be muddy, snow packed and slick. Be prepared for winter driving conditions. For updates on availability, see fs.usda.gov/mantilasal.

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