About CoWood

CoWood staff are well positioned, recognized and experienced in working with diverse local, state, private and public natural resource stakeholders throughout Colorado and the western region.

CoWood Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Colorado's forest products producers, consumers and forest users by being Colorado's leading resource on forest products information, service, education and outreach.

What is CoWood?

The Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program (CoWood) is in the Colorado State Forest Service Forest Management Division. Our staff includes forest products and forest management professionals, educators and researchers in the Colorado State Forest Service and the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

CoWood staff are well positioned, recognized and experienced in working with a diverse collection of local, state, private and public natural resource stakeholders in Colorado and throughout the western region. Our program delivery includes:

Applied Research

  • Forest Harvest and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Economics/Utilization
  • Wood Product Processing and Wood Product Markets
  • Energy Applications and Policy Analysis

Technical and Business Support Assistance

  • Forest Products Harvesting and Manufacturing
  • Business, Financial and Market Planning

Education and Outreach

  • Colorado's Forest Products Economy
  • Colorado Forest Products™
  • Continuing Education for Industry Professionals
  • Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

CoWood Contact Information

Joe Duda
CoWood Director
Colorado State Forest Service
(970) 491-7546
joseph.duda@colostate.edu

Dr. Kurt Mackes
Assistant Professor
Colorado State University
(970) 491-4066
kmackes@warnercnr.colostate.edu

Tim Reader
Utilization and Marketing Forester
Durango Office, Colorado State Forest Service
(970) 247-5250
tim.reader@colostate.edu

Dr. Mike Eckhoff
Special Projects Coordinator
Colorado State Forest Service
(970) 219-2140
mike.eckhoff@colostate.edu

Kristina Hughes
Graduate Student
Forestry and Natural Resources Management
Colorado State University
Kristina.Hughes@rams.colostate.edu