Proudly serving Custer, Fremont and Pueblo counties

About Us

The Cañon City Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is one of 17 field offices throughout Colorado. We are a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). The CSFS state office is on the CSU Foothills Campus in Fort Collins.

We deliver technical assistance to private landowners, municipal and county governments, and agencies. The office is the silvicultural lessee for state trust lands in our three-county area.


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

Programs and Services

Our programs and services are broad and varied but generally fall within the areas of forest management, wildfire mitigation, seedling tree sales, community forestry and education.


We host an inventory forester responsible for conducting the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program in southeastern Colorado. We also provide facilities for the Colorado Department of Homeland Security, Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC).