US Forest Service, Fort Collins CO

About US Forest Service, Fort Collins CO

We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands.

We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally.

Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service: "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run."


Botany intern

June 2020 - August 2020 Wellston, MI
“The people were very nice and like able, I learned so much and am very excited to take my experiences into my field in the future.”

Forestry Aide

May 2019 - August 2019 Cody, WY
“I really liked our daily schedule. We had PT in the morning and then we did project work, worked on fires, took fuel samples, prepped burn sites, or did warehouse work. We stayed busy and the days usually went by really fast. I gained a lot of experience that I can use for my future career. ”
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