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Forest Products
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Forest offices are temporarily CLOSED to walk-in service. Current Updates: 

To protect the health and safety of our employees and customers Forest offices are temporarily CLOSED to walk-in service. Continuing our service to you during this time is very important.

Contact Us

  • Forest Supervisor’s Office – Delta – (970) 874-6600
  • Grand Valley Ranger District – Grand Junction – (970) 242-8211
  • Ouray Ranger District – Montrose – (970) 240-5300
  • Gunnison Ranger District – Gunnison – (970) 641-0471
  • Norwood Ranger District – Norwood – (970) 327-4261
  • Paonia Ranger District – Paonia – (970) 527-4131
  • Email Us

Know Before You Go:



Every Kid Outdoors

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Every Kid Outdoors annual pass gives all 4th graders and their families the opportunity to experience their public lands and waters for free!


Christmas Tree Permits

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Christmas Tree Permit sales start on November 13, 2020. Permits will be avaialble at our district offices, vendors and online at Recreation.gov.

GMUG will provide the 2020 Capitol Christmas Tree

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The 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will come from the grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests in Colorado.