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State Land Commissioner Opens State Trust Lands in White Peak for Christmas Tree Cutting

SANTA FE, NM – State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn announced permits are now on sale for those who want to cut their own Christmas tree within the White Peak region in Mora County.

The site will be open Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Permits cost $20, are valid for personal use only, and limited to one tree per household.  Only 100 permits will be sold and issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The deadline to register is November 22, 2017.

“Taking a drive in search of the perfect tree is a holiday tradition for many New Mexico families and when they cut a tree on State Trust Lands they are supporting education,” said Commissioner Dunn.  “White Peak is a magical place and I hope people will take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore the area.”

In September, Commissioner Dunn opened a new road giving sportsmen and women access to 12,000 acres within the White Peak region, which includes Halls Peak, Cooks Peak and Gallinas Mesa.  Christmas tree permittees will have access to State Trust Lands along the 2.5 mile-long road.  State Land Office staff will be onsite to direct traffic and answer questions.

Visit www.nmstatelands.org and click on “NMSLO Christmas Tree Permits” to register.  Instructions and directions will be provided once the completed permit and payment is received.

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