LA JARA— The Conejos Peak Ranger District is currently offering temporary free-use live tree transplant permits for use through July 21. The permits allow individuals to remove up to four live trees up to 10 feet tall from the La Manga Creek gravel pit located 1.4 miles up Forest Service Road 114.
FSR 114 is accessed from Highway 17, near La Manga Pass, between Antonito and Chama, N.M. Trees available for transplanting include Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir. The free-use area will soon be developed as a gravel pit to supply road maintenance across the district.
The permits, location map and guidelines for gathering the trees may be picked up at the Conejos Peak Ranger District office south of La Jara at 15571 County Road T5 just off of U.S. Highway 285.
For more information, contact the Conejos Peak Ranger District at 719-274-8971.