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Free Christmas Trees

Posted On
Dec 01, 2015
Yellowstone Activies

This holiday season, the fourth grader in your family is eligible for a free Christmas tree thanks to the Every Kid In A Park initiative.

For those in Eastern Idaho, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is the closest national park participating in the Christmas tree initiative.

“The goal of the Every Kid in a Park initiative is to inspire these fourth graders and their families to visit their public lands,” Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Tricia O’Connor said in a press release. “Our hope is that every child around the Bridger-Teton has the opportunity to visit and enjoy their National Forest by the time he or she is 11 years old.”

In order to obtain a tree-cutting permit, you must first register your fourth grader at and print out their unique paper pass. After registration, your child has the opportunity to take their pass to a ranger station to receive a free tree-cutting permit.

“The Bridger-Teton is happy to offer these permits to our fourth graders; hopefully spurring their interest in public lands and helping them grow into the next generation of stewards, ready to support and care for these natural wonders,” O’Connor said in the press release.

In addition to the free Christmas tree-cutting permit, the Every Kid In A Park initiative offers every fourth-grade student across the country free access to federally owned public lands and waters.

The free access began September 1, and the pass is valid through August 31, 2016.

This article is sponsored by the Center for Dental Excellence, home to one of the leading dentists in Pocatello, Idaho.