Summit County fuels reduction project

Summit County Partnership Receives U.S. Forest Service’s Highest Award

The Colorado State Forest Service and partners garnered a 2021 Chief’s Honor award for work in Summit County to reduce wildfire fuels and improve forest health.

Matt McCombs

Matt McCombs Named New Colorado State Forester

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Following a successful national search, Matthew McCombs will take leadership of the Colorado State Forest Service and become Colorado’s new State Forester on Jan. 3, 2022.

Prep Trees in Fall for the Winter Ahead

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Recent wintry weather across parts of Colorado is a reminder that colder months are ahead and freezing temperatures can occur quickly in the fall.

Ponderosa pine fall needle drop

Fading, Off-Color Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

Colorado evergreens shed their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portions of the crown or closest to the trunk are most commonly shed, but trees stressed due to drought or root damage may shed more needles to keep the tree in balance with its root system.

Blair Rynearson Takes Helm as Colorado State Forest Manager

Based out of the CSFS State Forest Field Office in Gould, Blair Rynearson will steward about 58,000 acres of state trust forestland and a facility with buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.