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Rangers Reflect on Experiences in Retracing Arthur Carhart’s First Journey to Trappers Lake. Early Ashcroft,CO. Select to view more ghost towns and mining haunts. Willow Lake is protected within Wilderness.


Christmas Tree Permit

Cutting a Christmas tree in a national forest is a tradition for many residents of the Rocky Mountain Region.  More information on getting a Christmas tree cutting permit and where to cut.    

The Thrill of the Chill


This Month in Forest Service History

December events that have helped shape the Forest Service. 

Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles

Image of an adult mountain pine beetle

New video series, Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles, explains bark beetle outbreaks in our forests and shares actions the U.S. Forest Service is taking to respond.