Proudly Serving Chaffee and Lake counties

The Salida Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is one of 19 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.

2018-2019 Seedling Tree Program Update

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

Your order placed through the CSFS Nursery will still be available for pickup at the Salida 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 Salida Office (719) 539-2579 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.