Division of Forestry


The Colorado State Forest Service provides stewardship of Colorado’s forests to benefit present and future generations. The CSFS enjoys a joint administrative relationship with Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

In addition to the state headquarters on Colorado State University's Foothills Campus, the Colorado State Forest Service maintains an office in Broomfield and 17 field offices throughout Colorado. These locations offer Colorado's citizens an easily accessible source of professional and technical forestry assistance coupled with educational outreach.

Together with other natural resource organizations, the Colorado State Forest Service strives to provide comprehensive support for the care of our natural environment. This exchange of technical assistance and information among cooperating organizations ensures the commitment to a common goal – future forests providing benefits to future generations.

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Mathew McCombs

State Forester of Division of Forestry

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Matthew McCombs has led the Colorado State Forest Service since January of 2022. Prior to joining the CSFS, McCombs served as the U.S. Forest Service District Ranger for the 1.3-million-acre Gunnison Ranger District, part of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. McCombs is a veteran whose career has spanned natural resources and other government experience. He has worked as the USFS District Ranger for the Appalachian Ranger District, an aide to Sens. Ken Salazar and Jon Tester, and a member of the Colorado Army National Guard and Montana Air National Guard, where he achieved the rank of captain before leaving the service in 2012.

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Colorado Forest Health Council

The Colorado Forest Health Council is a volunteer stakeholder body whose role is to provide a collaborative forum to advise the Governor, through the Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources, and the Colorado General Assembly, on issues, opportunities, and threats to Colorado’s forests.

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