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The Gunnison Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is one of 17 field offices in Colorado, serving Gunnison and Hinsdale counties. 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.

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

We offer technical assistance and information to private landowners and homeowners interested in becoming good stewards of the natural resources on their land. We do not manage campgrounds, have jurisdiction over public lands or sell recreational licenses.


Gunnison District - West Elk Mountains in Sept 2015

CSFS Gunnison Nursery Grows Seedling Trees From High-Elevation Seed Stock Collected in Gunnison Valley

2018-2019 Seedling Tree Program Update

Please note that all seedling tree orders for the Gunnison Field Office will go through the CSFS Fort Collins Nursery this year. Please call or email the Nursery at (970) 491-8429 or for details.

Your order placed through the CSFS Nursery will still be available for pickup at the Gunnison Field Office. If an order is placed, you will be notified in the spring when your seedlings will be available.

If you have questions regarding what species would be appropriate for your site, the Gunnison Office (970) 641-6852 is available to help you with your selection. Remember, seedlings may be ordered now for spring delivery, so don’t hesitate if you’re interested in placing an order. Thank you.

2019 Forest Health Report Story Map

CSFS Forest Entomologist Dr. Dan West has produced an Esri Story Map for the 2019 Forest Health Report, which tells the story of how data was collected to compile the report, and offers you an interactive way to find out about forest conditions in your area.

Use your cursor to zoom in/out and navigate around the map to display Gunnison and Hinsdale county information.

Forest Health Report Story Map

CSFS Forest Entomologist Dr. Dan West produced an Esri Story Map for the annual Forest Health Report, which offers users an interactive way to learn about local forest conditions.

Gunnison-area insects & diseases map

Wildfire Risk Viewer

The Wildfire Risk Viewer is a web-mapping application that allows users to identify specific wildfire risk levels within a 1/2-mile radius of a home, or any other point of interest on the map.