Salida Field Office
Proudly Serving Chaffee and Lake counties
Damon Lange – Southwest Area Manager
JT Shaver – Forester
Mercedes Siegle-Gaither – Forester
Josh Kuehn – Research Associate I Forester
7980 West Highway 50
Salida, CO 81201-9571
(719) 539-2579, (719) 539-2570
- Chaffee, Lake County Landowners Strive to Keep Forests ‘Ever Green’
- Western Spruce Budworm Presentation, April 2017 (1 MB PDF)
The Salida Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is one of 17 field offices in Colorado. It is administered by the Alamosa Field Office.
Our mission is to achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.
At the Salida Field Office, we fill a variety of professional and technical roles for private landowners and communities in both forest and urban settings. Trees are our specialty, from small to large, with needles or leaves. Our desire is to help people be good stewards of the land.
Harmful insects can be transported in firewood, particularly if the trees cut died very recently or were in the process of dying. If firewood has no bark or the bark easily comes off by hand, tree-killing insects should be absent. Check green wood for unwanted occupants between the bark and wood.
Specific services provided by the Salida Field Office can be found under the category headings.