James C. Pitts selected Deputy Forest and Grassland Supervisor

Release Date: Jun 15, 2021

Contact(s): Crystal Young


PUEBLO, Colo., June 15, 2021— The Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands welcomes James (Jim) C. Pitts as the new deputy forest and grassland supervisor beginning June 7, 2021. Jim succeeds the previous Deputy Forest and Grassland Supervisor Dave Condit who took another federal position in November 2020.

The focus of the deputy forest and grassland supervisor includes leading USFS specialists and engaging with partners and the public in national forest and grassland management. 

“I am truly grateful to have been selected for this position,” said Jim Pitts, deputy forest and grassland supervisor. “Serving the public and supporting the staff of the PSICC who work diligently to care for the land is the motivation for me to step into this position.”

Jim previously served as the district ranger for the Salida Ranger District, Salida, Colo., and brings 27 years of experience to the position. Jim worked ardently with cooperating agencies and volunteers to help establish the goals of Envision Chaffee County to address wildfire risk and recreation management in Chaffee County. Before that, Jim worked as the district ranger for the Saguache Ranger District on the Rio Grande National Forest in Saguache, Colo.

Forest and Grassland Supervisor Diana M. Trujillo said “We are pleased to have Jim continue to lead in his new capacity on the PSICC.  He brings a depth of knowledge and understanding of the landscape and our partners, cooperating agencies and volunteers who work alongside the Forest Service to care for the land and serve people.”

The PSICC stretches from Central and Southeast Colorado to Southwest Kansas and includes eight Ranger Districts: Leadville, Salida, San Carlos, South Platte, South Park, Pikes Peak and Comanche in Colorado and Cimarron in Kansas.

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