2020 Forest Action Plan

2020 Forest Action Plan

Rooted in science. Driven by collaboration. View our roadmap to improving forest health across Colorado.

Resources for Recovery After Wildfires

Reforestation Results in Durango

Long after the flames are out, land managers and landowners must deal with the impacts of wildfire on forests, people and ecosystems.

EAB: A Serious Threat to Community Trees

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a destructive, non-native insect that poses an emerging and serious threat to Colorado’s urban and community forests.

Help Restore Forests Impacted by Fire, Flood

Colorado Forest Restoration Fund

The Restoring Colorado’s Forests Fund provides tree seedlings for planting on lands severely impacted by wildfire or other disasters, targeting areas critical to water protection and wildlife habitat.


Colorado Home Ignition Zone brochure

Updated Guide Helps Homeowners Prepare Property for Wildfire

More than half of all Coloradans live in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), where homes and other structures meet wildland vegetation, and are at some risk of being affected by wildfire. An updated Home Ignition Zone guide from the Colorado State Forest Service can help these residents prepare their home and property for wildfire with practical steps and guidance.

Coloradans Urged to Reduce Wildfire Risk During Wildfire Awareness Month

Governor Jared Polis has signed a proclamation declaring this May as Wildfire Awareness Month, an annual observance to encourage residents to better prepare their homes and communities for wildfires. With about half of all Coloradans – about 3 million people – living in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), it’s important for people to take action to reduce the risk wildfire poses to their homes and create more fire-adapted communities.

A Managed Forest in Colorado

Forest Legacy Program Provides Opportunity for Private Landowners to Conserve Forested Lands

Colorado landowners who want to protect environmentally valuable private forest areas that could someday be threatened by development or conversion to other non-forest uses – and who desire to receive monetary compensation in the process – now have the opportunity to submit proposals to protect their forestlands.

Happy Colorado Arbor Day!

Arbor Day in Colorado is celebrated on the third Friday in April. What is Arbor Day? Colorado State Forest Service director Mike Lester explains and also shares trivia about one of his favorite trees.

oak leaves and blue sky

Plant Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day in Colorado

Spring is an ideal time to plant trees in Colorado, when new trees have the best chance of getting established. It is also the time of year Coloradans celebrate Arbor Day and recognize the importance of trees in their communities. With Colorado Arbor Day this Friday, April 16 and National Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, the Colorado State Forest Service is encouraging residents and communities to plant and celebrate trees.

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