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CSFS Celebrates Women’s History Month

Forestry remains a male-dominated field. According to data from the 2020 US Census, women make up just 15.3% of forest and conservation workers. But the CSFS employs talented, knowledgeable and passionate women across Colorado. They work hard to protect the trees and forests across the state.

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Partners Improve Forest Health Across Boundaries

Large-landscape projects in areas with multiple partners and stakeholders can be complicated. Learn how the Franktown Field Office’s leadership and collaboration with partners will result in treatment of approximately 700 acres, resulting in a substantially lower risk of wildfire for a rural community.

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State of the State: A Bristlecone’s 15 Seconds of Fame

It’s not often a specific tree makes it into a governor’s speech. So, we’ll go out on a limb and say what happened last week at the capitol was an honor 2,500 years in the making. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is known for delivering state addresses laced with trivia and pop culture references and, during his fifth State of the State address, he made a shout out to the oldest member of one of Colorado’s more unique tree species — the gnarly bristlecone pine.

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Three New Projects to Protect Water Supplies for Over a Million Coloradans

It is crucial for Colorado to protect its forested watersheds from the ever-present threat of wildfire to ensure residents and communities have water for drinking, agriculture and other uses. The Colorado Legislature recognizes this need and passed House Bill 22-1379 during the 2022 legislative session to fund projects that reduce wildfire fuels around high-priority watersheds and water infrastructure.

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Elected Leaders & Partners Tour the CSFS Nursery

In 2022 the Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 22-1323 that dedicated $5 million to fund improvements to the nursery. During the tour, Nursery Manager Scott Godwin showed the lawmakers and partners around the nursery grounds. He described the progress made with the funding, next steps and future opportunities for success and expansion.

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