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.


spruce beetle damage at Wolf Creek Pass

Aerial Survey: Though Declining, Spruce Beetle Remains Most Damaging Forest Pest

Forest managers are working together to address continued outbreaks of insects and disease in Colorado’s forests, including the spruce beetle, which remains the most damaging forest pest in the state for the ninth consecutive year, based on a 2020 aerial detection survey led by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, and Colorado State Forest Service.

Wellington Fuels Reduction

Summit County Forest More Resilient to Wildfire Thanks to Shared Stewardship Project

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - Local, state and federal agencies have completed the first phase of their joint work to reduce wildfire fuels and improve forest health on the Wellington side of the Golden Horseshoe Trail System east of Breckenridge.

Prep Trees in Fall for the Winter Ahead

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Trees in urban and community settings throughout Colorado are going dormant, and they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health. Homeowners can take measures now and through spring to help their trees through the oncoming harsh conditions, says Vince Urbina, community forestry program manager for the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS).

Funding for Wildfire Risk & Forest Health Projects

Funding Available for Projects Addressing Forest Health, Wildfire Risk

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Wildfires are both natural and inevitable - including in wildland-urban interface settings where millions of Coloradans live.

2020 Forest Action Plan

Health of Colorado’s Forests in Jeopardy, But Action Plan Delivers Path Forward

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - This year's record-breaking wildfire season in Colorado is a stark reminder of the need to invest in the health of our forests.

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