New District Forester for Huerfano, Las Animas Counties

LA VETA, Colo. – The Colorado State Forest Service has hired a new district forester to supervise its La Veta District, which serves Huerfano and Las Animas counties. Derek Sokoloski replaces the well-known previous District Forester C.K. Morey.

Wildfire Activity Highlights Need for Mitigation to Protect Homes

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – With large fires causing evacuations and structure losses over the past few weeks in Colorado, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) wants to remind homeowners living in the wildland-urban interface to prepare for wildfires.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Longmont

LONGMONT, Colo. – Yesterday, the invasive tree pest emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed in the City of Longmont. This detection is still within a quarantine area, but is the first confirmation of EAB anywhere in Colorado outside the City of Boulder.

Colorado Forest Legacy Program Now Accepting Applications

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The CSFS is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the CSFS or USDA Forest Service to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands.

Partners Receive Awards from CSFS

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State Forest Service recognized several partners at the agency’s annual meeting and awards ceremony held last week in Glenwood Springs.

CSFS Setting Traps for Invasive Tree Pest

BOULDER, Colo. – If you live in Boulder County, or commute to or from points east of the City of Boulder, this spring you may notice a green or purple contraption in a tree along your main travel routes.

Caring for Storm-Damaged Trees

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – With Colorado residents facing another major spring snowstorm this weekend, there is a significant possibility for snow damage to trees – especially those that have begun to leaf out.

‘Plant Ahead’ to Celebrate Arbor Day, Prepare for Emerald Ash Borer

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – This year, the Colorado State Forest Service joins the Arbor Day Foundation in observing the 40th anniversary of Tree City USA – a national program that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.