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Roadless natural landscape.Girls at a table with power tools building a bat house.Hunter standing in an open field with a rifle Golden Cottonwoods line the river valleys in Autumn. (photo: P. Owens).

Top Stories

Tread Lightly!, Noble Energy and partners complete “Shade the Range” project at Baker Draw in Colorado.  

Forest Service releases Interactive Tribal Connections Map

Greater Sage Grouse and the Sagebrush Sea courtesy USFWS and Cornell Lab

Giant crack opens up in Wyoming!

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, may not fly in areas of National Forest System lands that have Temporary Flight Restrictions in place, such as wildfires, without prior approval from the U.S. Forest Service. For more information, visit the Know Before You Fly website.

Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.  Go Camping! Link to camping information for the Region.  Got a Map? Link to available maps for the Region. 

Making Memories - cutting your own Christmas tree

Looking for a place to cut your tree? The following forests may have permits available. Make sure you have your permit, in hand, before heading to the woods.


Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland

Rio Grande National Forest


Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre,
and Gunnison National Forests

San Juan National Forest

Pike–San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron–Comanche
National Grasslands

White River National Forest


South Dakota


Black Hills National Forest

Bighorn National Forest


Medicine Bow–Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland


Shoshone National Forest


Every Kid in a Park Gets One Free Christmas Tree Permit

two girls have a tape measure around a tree and are looking closely to read the numberNew this year, the Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) initiative is offering one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-graders that have a valid EKiP pass. To get the free Christmas tree permit, bring your fourth-grader to a U.S. Forest Service District office and present their “Every Kid in a Park” pass. These free permits ONLY available at U.S. Forest Service District offices. For more information about Every Kid in a Park visit:

Come Spend the Summer With Us--2016 Field Season Temporary Employment Opportunities

U.S. Forest Service workers in the field.Every year from January through March, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Temporary employees have a very special place within the Forest Service. Most Forest Service career employees started out in temporary positions, including as trail crew, fire lookouts, seasonal biologists, and many more. The Rocky Mountain Region is hiring over 600 temporary positions across 17 national forests and 7 national grasslands located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  For more information visit: temporary/seasonal jobs in 2016.

The snow is falling, what to do-what to do...

man standing on frozen lake holding a fishAre you looking for something fun to do outside? The Winter Activities page might give you some ideas.





Historic Conservation Campaign Protects Greater Sage-Grouse

A sage-grouse showing its feathersAn unprecedented, landscape-scale conservation effort across the western United States has significantly reduced threats to the greater sage-grouse across 90 percent of the species’ breeding habitat and enabled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to conclude that the charismatic rangeland bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This collaborative, science-based greater sage-grouse strategy is the largest land conservation effort in U.S. history. The FWS reached this determination after evaluating the bird’s population status, along with the collective efforts by the BLM and U.S. Forest Service, state agencies, private landowners and other partners to conserve its habitat.

Recent News


Working Together to Restore the Colorado Front Range

A group of land owners and managers in a group outside discussing forest restoration.

It started with a call from a concerned landowner living on Pine Country Lane, nestled in the foothills just west of Denver. Their home was sitting at the top of a hill in a tinderbox surrounded by dense forests dying from bark beetle and tussock moth invasions. That call was the catalyst to one of the most exciting restoration projects on the Colorado Front Range.


Kids Get Outside

This video is meant to inspire parents and kids alike to get outside and have fun playing; all while helping their mind and body at the same time. This video was made to try and improve the general health of children and bring families together in the natural world.


Cross-Equator Collaboration

Recently, three land managers from the Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservacao de Biodiversidade, traveled to the United States to meet with the U.S. Forest Service.


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