Battle Mountain District cancels this season’s Joshua Tree sales

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District has suspended the sale of Joshua tree permits for personal use in 2023.  

Joshua tree permits that would normally go on sale October 15, will not be issued to the public this year.

The Battle Mountain District has identified through the Tribal consultation process that there is an increased need to promote the conservation and protection of Joshua trees within the district due to impacts in recent years resulting from long-term drought impacts, habitat quality, and vandalism that have put additional stress on Joshua tree populations in the district. 

The decision to temporarily suspend Joshua tree permit sales within the Battle Mountain District has been made in the best interest of the public land management where Joshua trees are found within the district. 

 “The Battle Mountain District will continue to carefully monitor the status of Joshua trees and associated habitat conditions, in consultation with the Tribes, to determine future sales,” said Doug Furtado, District Manager, Battle Mountain District Office. 

For updates on this process and the potential for future Joshua tree permit sales, please visit the Battle Mountain District website at

Please report any violations of Joshua tree harvest restrictions with as much information as possible (e.g., date, license plate number, detailed location, and directions to area) to the Battle Mountain District Office or to the Tonopah Field Office.

  If you have any questions or comments, please call the Battle Mountain District Office at 775-635-4000 or the Tonopah Field Office at 775- 482-7800.