SPECIAL USE PERMITS
Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Region Special Uses Program website. The Special Uses Program provides a benefit to the general public and protects public and natural resource values. Currently there are approximately 10,000 permit authorizations on National Forest System lands in the Rocky Mountain Region.
The Region authorizes a variety of activities that range from individual private uses to large-scale commercial facilities and public services. Examples of authorized special uses include public and private road rights-of-way, water conveyance systems, telephone and electric service rights-of-way, gas pipeline rights-of-way, communications facilities, ski areas, resorts, marinas, and cabins. By permitting private individuals, commercial companies, event promoters, and organized groups, the Forest Service provides opportunities and services to the public that meet public demand, provides for economic development, and meets our land management objectives.