These reports are prepared by the Colorado State Forest Service for the Colorado General Assembly.
SB11-267 - The Forest Health Act of 2011
- Report on the Implementation of SB11-267: January 2012 (Amended 02/20/12) (493 KB PDF)
The legislation created the Colorado Forest Biomass Use Work Group convened by the Colorado State Forest Service. The work group submitted this final report to the General Assembly on how to promote forest health, woody biomass energy development and viable markets that encourage active, sustainable forest management in Colorado.
HB09-1199 - Colorado Healthy Forests & Vibrant Communities Act
- One-Year Report: January 2011 (43 KB PDF)
The report addresses accomplishments to date that correspond with each section of the original legislation, including community and firefighter planning and preparedness; community wildfire risk mitigation; community watershed restoration; wildfire risk mitigation loan program; wildfire risk mitigation revolving fund; and improved outreach and technical assistance.
- One-Year Report: July 2010 (121 KB PDF)
The report provides an update on the revolving Forest Business Loan Fund authorized by the Colorado General Assembly in House Bill 09-1199. The 2009 bill increases efforts to address wildfire risk, provides resources to the Colorado State Forest Service to augment technical outreach capabilities, and provides loans and grants for market-based forest treatment solutions to reduce wildfire risk.
SB08-071- Forest Restoration Pilot Program (Extends HB07-1130)
- One-Year Report: July 2010 (202 KB PDF)
The report describes the successes achieved through projects authorized under the legislation. In 2008, the Colorado General Assembly authorized Senate Bill 08-071 to extend the Forest Restoration Pilot Program to demonstrate community-based approaches to forest restoration.
HB07-1130 - Forest Restoration Pilot Program
- Final One-Year Report: July 2009 (626 KB PDF)
The report describes the successes achieved through projects authorized under the legislation. In 2007, the Colorado General Assembly authorized House Bill 07-1130 titled The Pilot Forest Restoration Program to Demonstrate Community-Based Approaches to Forest Restoration.
The FRFTP accomplishment reports describe fuels treatments accomplished on private, state and federal lands along Colorado's Front Range by FRFTP forest management agencies: Colorado State Forest Service, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. These reports also highlight relevant scientific research completed by the Rocky Mountain Research Station and include annual reports for the Front Range Roundtable.