Land & Resources Management

Forest Planning

Hunter Creek - Smuggler Project Area. Photo Courtesy of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Forest planning documents guide forest is managed actions. Plans are focused at a broad scale: regional, forest-wide, or landscape (watershed) level. 

Current Projects

Andrew Larson packing

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects documentation is available.

Resource Management

WRNF helps Healing Waters Project

We manage resources, with our partners, including: watershed restoration, habitat and forest health. Timber sale information is also available.

GIS Data Available

GIS Data graphic

Information about available Geographic Information System (GIS) data is available for download. Metadata is included. Generally the data is in shapefile format, in a NAD83 Zone 13 projection. Go to GIS Downloads.

Fire Management

firefighter waits with a radio on the line.

The White River National Forest is part of the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit. The UCR provides a full range of fire management services to participating federal, state and local jurisdictions in western Colorado.

Travel Management

White River signAs part of a national effort, we conducted an analysis of National Forest System roads to identify the minimum road system needed “for travel and for administration, utilization, and protection of National Forest System lands.” View White River National Forest Travel Management Plan documents.

White River sign


Grizzly Creek in the Fall

Grizzly Creek