This is a three dimensional map of the upper Gunnison
Basin. The town of Gunnison, located in the lower left is at an elevation
of 7,703 feet. The towns of Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte are located
in the upper right. The elevation of Crested Butte is 8,885 feet above
Our Mission: Achieve Stewardship of Colorado's environment through forestry outreach and service.
The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is an organization
of active support, rather than a regulatory agency. In recent years, because
of rapid population growth, increasing demands for "wild" lands, and growing
public interest, CSFS has developed a more holistic approach toward the
management of Colorado's natural resources. By taking a stewardship role,
CSFS encourages landowners to meet their individual objectives and maintain
or improve the overall resource condition while considering all values.
Colorado State Forest Service offers technical assistance and information to private landowners who desire to be good stewards of their land. We do not manage campgrounds, have jurisdiction over public lands, or sell recreational licenses. For National Park information, contact Curecanti National Recreation Area at 970-641-0406. For other public lands information, contact the Gunnison National Forest and Bureau of Land Management at 970-641-0471. For hunting and fishing information, contact the Colorado Division of Wildlife at 970-641-0088.
The Gunnison District is one of 24 CSFS offices located throughout Colorado. As a division of Colorado State University, our headquarters are located on the Fort Collins campus.