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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

Golden West Pine Mills, in Ault, CO, adopts a value-added process for small diameter ponderosa pine. Watch the video – Golden West Pine Mills: Solving a ‘Small’ Forest Problem.
The CSFS is seeking applicants for it wildfire risk mitigation loan program. Loans are available for equipment and other working capital needs. Existing businesses or startups are eligible. Contact Tim Reader for additional details –, (970) 759-2443.
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).

Projects & Community Efforts

Wood to Energy Program

Wood to energy

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™

Colorado Forest Products Database logo

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

Wildfire Risk Mitigation Loan Fund

Wildfire Risk Mitigation Loan Fund

Colorado’s Wildfire Risk Mitigation Loan Fund provides lending to forest businesses who are improving Colorado’s forests.

CoWood Mission

The mission of the Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program (CoWood) is to improve forest conditions by supporting the competitiveness and sustainability of Colorado’s wood products businesses and forestry contractors.

This includes improving wood utilization and market access for existing businesses and recruiting new wood product businesses, particularly along Colorado’s front-range, in order to reduce real and anticipated costs of forest management, forest restoration, and wildfire mitigation.

Services and Support

  • Providing access to forest products harvesting, manufacturing and market research
  • Delivering technical, business and financial assistance
  • Offering wood products training and professional development opportunities
  • Providing wood products utilization expertise and support to businesses, state and federal partners, communities, and forest collaboratives

CoWood Contact Information

Tim Reader
Program Specialist
Utilization & Marketing
Durango Field Office
Colorado State Forest Service
(970) 759-2443

Diana Selby
Manager of Program Delivery
Forest Planning and Implementation Division
Colorado State Forest Service
5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-5060
970-491-7284 Office, 970-430-1259 Cell

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