November 2015 – The Colorado State Forest Service released a five-year strategic plan that outlines the vision, mission and strategic goals of the CSFS through 2020. The plan replaces the previous agency strategic plan, produced in 2010.
The Colorado State Forest Service Five-Year Strategic Plan: 2016-2020 is derived from the collective voice of the CSFS and its external partners, and supports the agency moving cohesively toward the same overarching strategic goals and vision of “healthy and resilient forests.”
“We expect this plan to grow and change with our agency over time, as we meet important goals or otherwise modify them to adapt to a changing environment.”
Mike Lester, State Forester and Director
Colorado State Forest Service
The plan is designed to be a guiding document that provides clear direction at a high level, which is easy to understand and used regularly internally and externally. Along with annual Reports on the Health of Colorado’s Forests, the plan will help guide forest management decisions and programs over the next five years.
Every year, the CSFS helps treat thousands of acres of forestland, assisting landowners and communities to help improve forest health and ensure related benefits to help achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments.