The Colorado State Forest Service Southwest Area

Our Activities Include:

Southwest Area Profile

  • 15.7 million acres
  • 1.9 million private forested acres
  • 123,000 approved stewardship acres

Supervisory Foresters

Adam Moore, Communication & Communities Supervisory Forester – Based in the Alamosa Field Office. Oversees the Salida Field Office. Supervises urban and community forestry; advises on tree selection/planting/care; provides forestry education for youth; promotes forest health utilizing multiple channels and techniques for marketing, outreach, education and external communications; helps communities with Community Wildfire Protection Plans.

Mark Loveall, Forest Planning & Implementation Supervisory Forester – Based in the Durango Field Office. Supervises forest management programs that include Colorado State Trust Land, forest stewardship (which includes the Forest Ag program) and the American Tree Farm program.

Jodi Rist, Forest Planning & Implementation Supervisory Forester – Based in the Montrose Field Office. Supervises forest management programs that include Firewise USA®, fire/fuels/forested watershed management, and Good Neighbor Authority projects on U.S. Forest Service land.

Sam Pankratz, Science & Data Supervisory Forester – Based in the Gunnison Field Office. Duties are to inform decision-making based on science and data; keep current on industry-related research; and communicate applied forestry science and data needs, which includes GIS, insect and disease detection and advising, forest inventory and analysis, research and education. Oversees Southwest Area conservation seedling program.


Administrative Assistants – Melissa Simmons, Durango Field Office, paperwork and payment processing for forest stewardship programs; Currie Nowell oversees budget and financial management.

Southwest Area Field Offices

AlamosaP.O. Box 1137
129-A Santa Fe
Alamosa, CO 81101-1137
(719) 587-0915
(719) 587-0917
FAX (719) 587-0916
DurangoFLC 7233
1000 Rim Drive
Fort Lewis College Campus
Durango, CO 81301-3908
(970) 247-5250
FAX (970) 247-5252
GunnisonPO Box 1390
Mountain Meadows Research Center
106 Maintenance Drive
Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-6852
FAX (970) 641-0653
Montrose535 South Nevada Ave.
Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249-9051
Salida7980 West Highway 50
Salida, CO 81201-9571
(719) 539-2579
FAX (719) 539-2570