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.

News & Updates

June 2020

The Council of Western State Foresters’ Forest Utilization Network is requesting quotes (RFQ) to complete an international wood energy market analysis. The CSFS participates in and is a member of the Forest Utilization Network. For complete details on scope of work, deliverables, information and contacts view our formal RFQ (220 KB PDF). Responses are due July 15, 2020 at 4 p.m. MT.

February 2020

Visit our new Forest Utilization Network page where you’ll find information on our new interstate cooperation with biomass utilization specialists across the West and our recent reports on the emerging markets of biochar and cross-laminated timber.

Projects & Community Efforts

Wood to Energy Program

cowood wood to energy program

Wood derived from Colorado and used for energy contributes to our state’s healthy forests, strong rural communities, and clean energy economy.

Colorado Forest Products™

The Colorado Forest Products™ program enhances the marketing of wood products harvested from Colorado’s forestland.

Forest Business Loan Fund

cowood forest business loan fund

Colorado’s Forest Business Loan Fund provides lending to forest businesses who are improving Colorado’s forests.

CoWood Mission

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:

Applied Research

  • 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

Tim Reader
Program Specialist of Utilization & Marketing
Durango Field Office, Colorado State Forest Service
(970) 247-5250
tim.reader@colostate.edu

Dr. Kurt Mackes
Assistant Professor
Colorado State University
(970) 491-4066
kmackes@warnercnr.colostate.edu

Scott Woods
Associate Director of Forest Planning & Implementation
Colorado State Forest Service
(303) 404-9057
scott.woods@colostate.edu

Joe Duda
Deputy State Forester
Colorado State Forest Service
(970) 491-7546
joseph.duda@colostate.edu

 

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