How We're Organized

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is part of the Rocky Mountain Region, which manages resources and activities across more than 22 million acres of forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. A forest supervisor leads each of the 11 national forest and grassland units, which are divided into ranger districts managed by district rangers.

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) includes 1.5 million acres of forests and grassland in Northern Colorado.   ARP Forest Supervisor and Deputy Forest Supervisor lead a team of four group officers and five district rangers.  The ARP forest Supervisor is also  the lead forest supervisor for all of the national forests in Colorado and supervisor of the Capital City Coordinator who works closely with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, the Colorado Legislature and the Colorado Governor's office.

The Forest Supervisor's Office, located in Fort Collins, houses the forest supervisor and four program groups:

  • Ecosystem Support Group (program areas include Soils, Air, Hydrology, Fire and Vegetation Management, Fisheries, and Wildlife,  and sponosrship of the Fort Collins Interagency Dispatch and Aviation Center and Jeffco Air Tanker Base.
  • Recreationa, Planning and Design Support Group Recreation, (program area includes Heritage Resources, Planning and Design.
  • Engineering , Lands and Minerals(program areas include  Engineering, Lands and Minerals  
  • Administrative Operations Support Group (program areas include Human Resources, Public Affairs, Financial Management, Civil Rights, Computer System Management and Telecommunications)

The ARP is managed on the ground by five ranger districts:

  • The Boulder Ranger District headquartered in Boulder. The district includes National Forest lands within Boulder County and portions of Gilpin and Jefferson Counties.
  • The Canyon Lakes Ranger District headquartered in Fort Collins. The district includes all the National Forest lands in Larimer County. Canyon Lakes Ranger District is also the host of the Roosevelt Hotshots.
  • The Clear Creek Ranger District headquartered in Idaho Springs. The district includes National Forest lands in Clear Creek county and portions of Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties.
  • The Pawnee National Grassland headquartered in Greeley. The district includes all the National Grasslands in Weld County.
  • The Sulphur Ranger District headquartered in Granby. The district includes all the National Forest lands in Grand County.

 

Our employees also work closely with the Rocky Mountain Research Station, State and Private Forestry and Rocky Mountain National Park.