The Colorado State Forest Service published its annual forest health report this week, highlighting the current conditions of forests across Colorado and how the agency is improving the health of the state’s forests in the face of persistent drought and historic wildfires.
Despite snow falling in many regions of Colorado recently, most of the state is still experiencing drought conditions after an abnormally dry period at the end of last year, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.
The Colorado State Forest Service and partners garnered a 2021 Chief’s Honor award for work in Summit County to reduce wildfire fuels and improve forest health.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Following a successful national search, Matthew McCombs will take leadership of the Colorado State Forest Service and become Colorado’s new State Forester on Jan. 3, 2022.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Recent wintry weather across parts of Colorado is a reminder that colder months are ahead and freezing temperatures can occur quickly in the fall.
Colorado evergreens shed their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portions of the crown or closest to the trunk are most commonly shed, but trees stressed due to drought or root damage may shed more needles to keep the tree in balance with its root system.
Based out of the CSFS State Forest Field Office in Gould, Blair Rynearson will steward about 58,000 acres of state trust forestland and a facility with buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Colorado State Forest Service’s strategic plan outlines the agency’s vision, mission and strategic goals.
Northern Water will provide $500,000 to the Colorado State Forest Service over the next five years to fund proactive efforts that reduce fuels for wildfires in critical watersheds.
John Reading harvests beetle-killed pine, then cuts and mills it on-site at his Tree Farm in the Cherokee Park area of Larimer County.