The written, sealed bids must be equal to or greater than the appraisal price of $35 to participate in the commercial collection of more than 25 pounds of pine nuts annually. A $75 security deposit must accompany bids. As in previous years, permits are not required for personal-use gathering of less than 25 pounds.
Additional information, including bid forms and maps, are available at the BLM-Utah Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D. L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT, 84721.
For product information, condition of sale and bidding questions, call Jack Sathe at (435)865-3005. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.