Colorado State Forest Service

The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service is to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.

Colorado State Forest Service Now Accepting Seedling Tree Applications

More than 40 varieties of seedling trees and shrubs are grown at the CSFS nursery in Fort Collins, Colo.
More than 40 varieties of seedling trees and shrubs are grown at the CSFS nursery in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs grown at its Fort Collins nursery. Seedlings ordered now will be distributed statewide next spring.

Coloradans who are interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties impacted by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the low-cost seedlings. Read more

Colorado Becomes Third State to Achieve 100 Firewise Communities

Glenwood Highlands and the Canyon Creek Homeowners Association (both in Garfield County) recently earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition.
Glenwood Highlands and the Canyon Creek Homeowners Association (both in Garfield County) recently earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition. Photo: B. Jackson

More than 100 Colorado communities have now earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition – an accomplishment achieved by only three states – for taking steps to reduce their wildfire risk.

The national Firewise Communities/USA recognition program is administered by the National Fire Protection Association and provides a template for wildfire safety at the neighborhood level.

The Colorado State Forest Service, part of Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources, serves as the liaison between Colorado communities and the NFPA to help private landowners with wildfire mitigation and education efforts. Read more