adult male pictured in front of united states & forest service flagsWelcome Frank Beum, Regional Forester of Rocky Mountain Region

Beum has worked in forestry for 40 years in various roles on seven national forests and five ranger districts in the Rocky Mountain and Southern Regions, as well as in the Southern Regional Office, the Washington Office, the Ohio Division of Forestry, and a college fellowship with the Wilderness Society. He began his Forest Service career in the Rocky Mountain Region as a seasonal forestry technician in 1981. After six summers of seasonal work on the Rio Grande, San Juan, and Shoshone National Forests, his first permanent job was on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, serving for eight years in both Colorado and Wyoming.

Beum holds a bachelor's degree in forestry at Ohio State University and a master's degree in recreation resource management from Colorado State University.

Great American Outdoor Act

compass on ground with fall leavesThe USDA Forest Service is moving forward with implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act, which will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands through 2025.

Know Before You Go

Your national forests and grasslands provide a natural arena for a wide variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities. Some sites require a modest recreation fee to help provide the services and facilities at the site. To help you get the most of our your experience, read these helpful tips

Trip Planning

Emergency? dial 911.

Safety is Your Responsibility. Know before you go & always check local conditions.

Maps: Find national forest & grassland maps 

Alerts by forest: View Alerts notifications by national forests and grasslands throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

Respect Wildlife

Spring can be stressful for wildlife. Young are being born, Keep a safe distance from them and be careful not to disturb their habitat (food, shelter, water & space). If you see a young animal without it's mother, back away carefully & do not touch or try to move the animal. Chances are the mother is very close by and has just gone off to feed. 

dirt road washed out by debris from avalanche, snowmelt & heavy rainPartnership Repairs & Opens Road Closed by Avalanche & Heavy Rain

Forest Service Engineers working with Rio Grande National Forest & Mineral County

More articles on projects supported by USDA Forest Service Engineers.

The Rocky Mountain Region Trails Strategy

The Rocky Mountain Region manages more than 21,000 miles of motorized, mechanized, and nonmotorized trails and provides administrative and
recreation access to more than 28 million people annually on over 22 million acres of public land in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The Trails Stewardship Strategy will guide how we work together to share, steward, and enjoy a sustainable system of trails across the region. This strategy is not a decision document, but a springboard upon which all stakeholders in the Rocky Mountain Region can engage to collectively move forward. Join us! Together, we can ensure a lasting trails legacy for generations to come.

Trip Planning

Safety is Your Responsibility. Know before you go & always check local conditions.

Maps: Find national forest & grassland maps 

Alerts by forest: View Alerts notifications by national forests and grasslands throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

In case of emergency dial 911.


Maps
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Passes
Graphic: Annual Pass Image. Select to view recreation pass information.
Plan a Visit
Graphic: National Forest Map
Forest Health
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Recreation Interactive Visitor Map

View a larger maphttps://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/

Need to talk with someone in the Regional Office?

nedd us call usIf you know what department you want to talk to, here's the phone directory. Not sure who you need to talk to? Here's the general information phone number 303-275-5350. We look forward to talking with you!

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