Montrose Field Office
The Montrose Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is one of 17 field offices in Colorado, serving Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel 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.
Our field office is staffed by the following:
Jodi Rist – Supervisory Forester of Forest Planning & Implementation
Tanya Banulis – Forester
Jeff Rainey – Forester
Lauren Lomonoco – Forester
The Montrose Field Office area covers 2,600,960 acres in southwestern Colorado. Of these acres, 921,000 are comprised of private, state and locally controlled land. Elevations range from 4,750 to 14,150 feet above sea level. The climate is variable, and the annual average precipitation varies from 8 inches in the lower river valleys to more than 40 inches on top of the highest peaks.
Significant topographic features of the region include Black Canyon, Dolores-San Miguel River Basin, Gunnison River Basin, San Miguel Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau and Uncompahgre River Valley.
News & Information
Post-Fire Rehabilitation Information
- Aspen (939 KB PDF)
- Douglas-fir (586 KB PDF)
- Gambel Oak and Serviceberry (865 KB PDF)
- Piñon Pine-Juniper (888 KB PDF)
- Ponderosa and Lodgepole Pine (896 KB PDF)
535 South Nevada Ave.
Montrose, CO 81401
Directions to our office
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Ouray, Norwood ranger districts
BLM Uncompahgre Field Office (Montrose)
Ridgway State Park
Sweitzer Lake State Park
Crawford State Park
Tri-River Area Extension (Montrose County)
Natural Resource Conservation Service Colorado Area 1 – Delta, Montrose service centers.
Field Office Location
Ouray’s Changing Forest
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.
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.