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The Pike and San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) make up the most diverse forest throughout the five-state Rocky Mountain Region, covering three million acres. The Forest Service works within local communities across the landscape to successfully provide recreation opportunities, ecosystem services and resource production on these public lands.


PSICC is a busy urban national forest noted for the majority of fourteen thousand foot peaks in Colorado and its span from Colorado’s Front Range to the wide-open grasslands of western Kansas. Over 60 percent of the water used by metropolitan area of Denver, CO originates from the South Platte River.

The forest celebrates a wealth of significant experiences from historic cabin rentals to the birthplace of developed recreation on the San Carlos Ranger District. The Comanche Ranger District lays claim to the internationally known dinosaur trackway at Picket Wire Canyon and continues to excite researchers and visitors alike with new discoveries. With nine Wilderness areas, numerous Scenic Byways and a full spectrum of outdoor opportunities, it is no wonder that the PSICC ranks third highest in the nation for recreational visits at national forests.



2018 PSICC Seasonal Fire Outreach


The Fire/Fuels organization on the Pike/San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) is seeking motivated candidates to fill multiple temporary positions. Each of these positions are an important element of a complex fire and fuels management program. These positions will be advertised on opening on December 15, 2017, and closing on December 21, 2017. Interested applicants will need to submit their application on the website in order to be considered for these positions. Applicants will be able to apply to up to 10 duty locations for each job announcement. Applicants should also identify any preference in which area of fire suppression they are interested in working (hotshot, helitack, engine, handcrew).

Please refer to this document for more information on available positions in 2018.

U. S. Forest Service Resiliency Project by Beulah Designed to Slow Wildfire Growth

Photo of two people loading a log on a trailerIn April 2015, district crews began utilizing an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps crew to help drastically thin the forest by cutting small diameter trees known as “ladder fuels” in order to minimize the possibilities of catastrophic wildfires. Updated: May 2017.


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