Christmas tree permits for the 2018 season are now available for purchase online. The Flathead National Forest is one of four National Forests participating in offering permits online through the Open Forest system. Christmas tree permits purchased online will have to be printed to be valid, and are only valid for trees harvested from the Flathead National Forest. However, this program allows you to purchase your 2018 Christmas tree permit from the comfort of your own home, or by using your mobile device, instead of traveling to a Forest Service office.
You can learn about purchasing your permit and gathering your Christmas tree online at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/flathead/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprdb5402370. Traditional Christmas tree permits will still be available at local Forest Service offices, or participating vendors.
The Forest Service will use feedback from the 2018 Christmas tree season to continue to refine and improve the online permit system for our Forest visitors in the future.
For more information about the Christmas tree program on the Flathead National Forest, please call 406-758-5204.