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 Project Learning Tree Educators Invited to Apply for Free Seedling Trees
Planting seedlings in burn areas helps prevent soil erosion and runoff into rivers and streams.
The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting applications from all Project Learning Tree-trained educators to receive free seedling trees from its Fort Collins nursery. Interested teachers can apply to receive seedlings for planting projects on public or private land, or as awards to students for events and contests.
The purpose of the Free Seedlings for Educators Program, which is funded through a grant from the American Forest Foundation and Project Learning Tree, is to encourage Colorado teachers to become certified by PLT while promoting student involvement in tree-planting and forest health projects. Read more
Annual Forest Health Report Details Threats, Opportunities for Colorado Forests
2013 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests.
On Feb. 19, the Colorado State Forest Service released the 2013 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests at the annual Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Hearing at the State Capitol.
The report details forest health concerns throughout the state and the opportunities available for landowners to mitigate their effects. Read more