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Christmas Tree Permits Not Offered This Year

Sonora, CA — The Stanislaus National Forest will not be selling personal use Christmas tree permits this year primarily because under current guidelines permit fees could not be retained locally to help offset the additional cost of the proposed permit program.

According to Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn, forest resource managers were proposing to enter into a Christmas tree cutting program determining what should be charged per permit and deciding the best means to sell permits in the context of providing recreational opportunities for the public´s use of their national forests.

The decision to not offer the permits this year is based on the fact that forest managers have recently learned that the proposed permit fees required to offset added costs to develop, administer and manage the proposed program could not be retained at the local forest level.

Written by Bill Johnson