bottomless arch-like a 1/2 culvert installedEngineers provide technical assistance for the management of your National Forests and Grasslands. As well as supporting the USDA Forest Service directly, we work closely with other Federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and Federal Highway Administration, state and local governments, tribal governments, and many partners to better meet the Forest Service mission of caring for the land and serving people. 

If you are an engineer looking for a fun, exciting job, the opportunity to work outdoors and help "care for the land and serve people." Check out our jobs page. We hire for both permanent and seasonal positions.

Engineering Projects

Take a look at a variety of recent engineering projects within the Rocky Mountain Region.


The Rocky Mountain Region, Environmental Engineering Program consists of 3 program areas covering: cleanup, compliance, and spill response. These broad headings encompass: trespass dumping & spill cleanup, abandoned mine lands, drinking water supply, hazardous waste disposal, solid waste management & landfill compliance, emergency response coordination, outdoor shooting ranges, toxic & hazardous materials management, wastewater treatment and more.

The Forest Service is committed to shared stewardship, maintaining resilient landscapes and connecting communities. Many of our projects are completed through successful partnerships such as these restoration projects with our partner Trout Unlimited:

Center for Design and Interpretation (CDI) 

The Rocky Mountain Region's Center for Design and Interpretation (CDI) is a full-service team bringing together the design disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Interpretive Planning and Graphic Illustration to meet your needs. Our multi-disciplinary team is capable of taking your project from concept through implementation. We take a holistic approach to site development, fully integrating interpretive planning and facility design within our sustainable solutions. More about Center for Design and Interpretation.

Contact CDI for assistance in developing proposals, conceptual project ideas, and cost estimates.Our mission is to provide high-quality services that conserve resources, provide for public enjoyment and education, and are flexible and responsive to forest management. CDI employees will serve Districts and Forests as a trusted ally, providing creative ideas and alternatives to best meet their needs.

Geographic Information Systems

A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system that integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Data reports and maps produced through GIS are used by managers and resource specialists to make decisions about land management activities on National Forests and Grasslands.