“The Spring Mountains NRA is a small forested area with limited trees,” said Randy Swick, NRA Manager. “Cutting trees could significantly deplete this important and cherished resource; Mt. Charleston’s trees are a rare and welcome sight among southern Nevada’s desert landscapes,” said Swick.
Law enforcement actively patrols Mt. Charleston to prevent illegal tree cutting. Violators can face misdemeanor charges from up to $250 and also receive a $500 fine per tree.
The closest locations that Las Vegas residents may purchase permits and cut Xmas trees are in Caliente, Nevada, and St. George and Pine Valley, Utah:
The Bureau of Land Management
Caliente Field Office
1400 S. Front Street
Caliente, NV 89008
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday- Friday