Working Together

Working together is crucial to managing national forest resources. Managing White River National Forest ecosystems to be more resilient provides multiple public benefits, such as increased carbon storage, improved air and water quality, and stronger community partnerships.


Image of two hands about to shakeThe White River National Forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service to protect resources on behalf of future generations for the “greatest good.” An Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Service is committed to diversity and helping people connect to the land. Learn more about jobs with the Forest Service.


Denver Indian Center Crew 2011Our mission is made possible by volunteer stewards like you. We are always looking for a wide variety of knowledge & skills. We are always looking for a wide variety of knowledge and skills, including campground hosting, trail maintainence, trail ranger, interpretation, visitor services & more. Learn more about volunteering.


WRNF helps Healing Waters ProjectPartnerships are at the core of how we accomplish business. A collaborative approach incorporates communities into planning & implementing our mission. Learn more about partnerships


Tribal Relations

Pinning on contestant numberThe Forest Service consults with tribes on a government-to-government basis about proposed forest projects. Through this consultation, the White River National Forest builds productive working relationships with tribal leaders, government officials, and resource managers. Learn more about Tribal relations.


Jake Massey USFS/ CMU Memorial Student Participant Program

Image of 2021 CMU Student Participant at work in the field

The Jake Massey US Forest Service//Colorado Mesa University Memorial Student Participant Program provides opportunities for students to gain valuable field experience and identify career opportunities within the United States Forest Service. Through the program, student participants are paired with Forest Service personnel to complete a variety of tasks and assist with natural resource management activities throughout the summer operating season.


USA National Phenology Network

Lupine on the White River

Become a citizen scientist in your own backyard or nearby open space area and help contribute to a national climate change monitoring effort sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and others.