Our mission is to lead in the conservation and wise use of the nation’s forests and grasslands. To carry out this mission, the USDA Forest Service is organized into three areas: the National Forest System, Research, and State and Private Forestry.
As part of the National Forest System, the Rocky Mountain Region enjoys a proud heritage in the Forest Service.
Pike and San Isabel National Forest and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are comprised of 2 national forests and 2 national grasslands throughout Colorado, Kansas. Our forest offers many different summer and winter recreational opportunities.
The Forest Service is all about sustaining resources—land, water, vegetation, and wildlife.
Heritage resources are important remnants of the past—prehistoric and historic human culture and ancient animal life.
New Century of Service
The Forest Service celebrates our 100th birthday in 2005. Find out how we're preparing to provide another 100 years of service through Rocky Mountain Region's forests and grasslands.
The USDA Forest Service is led by Chief Tom Tidwell. With a national headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Forest Service operates through nine regions around the country. The Rocky Mountain Region is led by Regional Forester Rick Cables.