Land & Resources Management

Natural Resources

The Rio Grande National Forest is open to anyone, but how much do you really know about the plants, animals, and other natural features of the area?

Find out more about the physical, biological and ecological aspects of southcentral Colorado that make the area unique.




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.