Land & Resources Management

The agency's top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of current and future generations. Forest management focuses on managing vegetation, restoring ecosystems, reducing hazards, and maintaining forest health. Learn more about forest planning, current projects, resource management, and available geospatial data for the Rio Grande National Forest. 

near Del Norte


View the Rio Grande National Forest Plan. Planning documents guide all forest management actions. 

Fence & creek


Find current and proposed projects on the Rio Grande National Forest for watershed restoration, habitat improvement, recreation sites, timber sales, roads, and more.

Kelly Garcia on range

Resource Management

Permits may be required for certain special activities, such as large groups, educational activities, or film-making.  
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Geospatial Data

Find Geographic Information System (GIS) for the Rio Grande. Most data is available through the Enterprise Data Warehouse.


Rangeland Management

picture of Range Land

Rangelands are valuable and extensive ecosystems within the Rio Grande National Forest. They provide clean water and forage for grazing and browsing animals, cover for many wildlife species, and a variety of recreational opportunities for our visitors. Rangelands are also of vital economic importance to our local communities.