The Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program (CoWood) strives to improve the quality of life for Colorado’s forest products producers, consumers, and forest users by being Colorado’s leading innovator for forest products information, service, education and outreach.
Colorado Wood Utilization & Marketing Program
News & Updates
Wood products manufactured from trees infested or killed by mountain pine beetle or spruce beetle are now eligible for a state sales tax exemption. For complete information, check out guidance from the Colorado Department of Revenue (130 KB PDF).
Timber harvesters and haulers are eligible for financial assistance under the new USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) program.
The deadline for applications is Oct. 15. Contact Tim Reader at tim.reader@colostate or (970) 759-2443 for more information.
The Southwest Ecological Restoration Institute (SWERI) Wood Utilization Team Wood Innovations seminar is now available under Webinar Video and Presentation Links.
Visit the Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative’s Workforce Capacity Subcommittee page to learn about forest industry workforce training opportunities being explored by the CSFS in partnership with our colleagues and stakeholders.
Projects & Community Efforts
Colorado Forest Products™
The Colorado Forest Products™ program enhances the marketing of wood products harvested from Colorado’s forestland.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Colorado’s forest products producers, consumers and forest users by being Colorado’s leading innovator on forest products information, service, education and outreach.
What is CoWood?
The Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program (CoWood) is in the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Forest Planning & Implementation Division. Our staff includes forest products and forest management professionals, educators and researchers in the CSFS and the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.
CoWood staff are well positioned, recognized and experienced in working with a diverse collection of local, state, private and public natural resource stakeholders in Colorado and throughout the western region. Our program delivery includes:
- Forest Harvest and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Economics/Utilization
- Wood Product Processing and Wood Product Markets
- Energy Applications and Policy Analysis
Technical and Business Assistance
- Forest Products Harvesting and Manufacturing
- Business, Financial and Market Planning
Education and Outreach
- Colorado’s Forest Products Economy
- Colorado Forest Products™
- Continuing Education for Industry Professionals
- Seminars, Workshops and Conferences
CoWood Contact Information
Program Specialist of Utilization & Marketing
Durango Field Office, Colorado State Forest Service
Dr. Kurt Mackes
Colorado State University
You can also connect with us by liking our Colorado State Forest Service Facebook page.