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.
Current Wildfires Demonstrate How Rapidly Fire Danger can Increase
In June 2012, the High Park Fire burned more than 87,000 acres west of Fort Collins.
With several wildfires burning thousands of acres and many homes, Coloradans are reminded of just how quickly fire conditions can change.
As the state enters a period of hot, dry weather, foresters warn that it takes a very short time for downed wood to dry out and turn green grasses yellow – making the landscape susceptible to large wildfires. Read more
Beetle-Kill Wood Product Reduces Post-Wildfire Erosion
WoodStraw® is an erosion-control material composed of interlocking wood strands that offer highly effective wind and water erosion-control capabilities.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Private landowners and public land managers soon will be able to use a novel type of straw made from beetle-kill Colorado pines to help reduce erosion and flooding after wildfires. Read more