Integrated Management (Partnerships)

Two principal on-site managers work on the Colorado State Forest under agreement with the State Land Board. The Colorado State Forest Service is responsible for forest management and Colorado State Parks is responsible for recreation management.

A variety of state agencies, Jackson County and private concessionaires work cooperatively in managing the following activities.

Harvesting equipment on the CSF.

The Colorado State Forest (CSF) is a state trust property administered by the Colorado State Land Board (SLB). It is a unique state trust property in that it was acquired through a land trade with the U.S. Forest Service and has its own enabling legislation (see our History page for more information). The five-member SLB has a small staff, statewide, so on-site management of SLB property generally is accomplished through leases and contracts between the SLB and private individuals and/or government agencies.

There are two principal on-site managers located on CSF who work under agreement with the SLB. The CSFS is responsible for forest management and Colorado State Parks is responsible for recreation management.

The grazing association, consisting primarily of Silver Spur Ranches, manages the grazing on the forest. Other entities, such as the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Jackson County and private concessionaires also are involved with management activities.

Annual Gould ski race on the CSF.

Management activities on the CSF are guided by plans approved by the SLB. An integrated planning process, designed to incorporate all resource planning into one document, was completed in May 2001.

Current work plans can be found on the SLB website.

For more information on integrated management on the Colorado State Forest, contact

Lane Osborn, Northwest District Manager
PO Box 1094
555 Breeze Street, Suite 110
Craig, CO 81626