Salida District

Proudly Serving Chaffee and Lake Counties

The Salida District of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is one of 16 districts and three field offices located throughout Colorado. We host the Gunnison Field Office within the Salida District. We are a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). The CSFS headquarters is located on the CSU Foothills Campus in Fort Collins.

Our mission is to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.

At the Salida District we fill a variety of technical roles for private landowners and communities in both forest and urban settings, coordinate our efforts with natural resource agencies, and help manage forested sections of state land. Our desire is to help people be good stewards of the land they live on.

Contact Information

Damon Lange - District Forester
7980 West Highway 50
Salida, CO 81201-9571
(719) 539-2579
FAX (719) 539-2570