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  • Title: Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: .. Colorado State University.. Colorado State Forest Service.. Navigation.. Home.. About.. Our Service.. Colorado's Forests.. Colorado's Plains.. Trees.. Wildfire.. Resources For.. Homeowners Landowners.. Communities.. Educators Youth.. Volunteers.. Additional Services.. Your Local Forester.. Colorado State Forest.. Seedling Tree Nursery.. Employment.. Funding Opportunities.. More Information.. Frequently Asked Questions.. Glossary of Terms.. Library.. News Events.. Related Links.. Contact Us.. End of Navigation.. The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service is to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.. CSFS Fire Management Transition.. July 1, 2012 -.. Command and Control for Wildfires Transferred from CSFS/CSU to Colorado Department of Public Safety.. Quick Links.. For Landowners with Questions Concerning Rehabilitation of Land Burned in Recent Wildfires Please Visit our.. Post-Fire Rehabilitation.. Web Page.. 2012 Colorado Forestry Legislation.. Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Assessment Strategy (Action Plan).. Colorado Wood Utilization Marketing Program (CoWood).. Looking for a Colorado Wood Product  ...   important to prepare your urban trees for winter's cold, arid conditions.. Even though urban trees on Colorado's Front Range, Eastern Plains and Western Slope are now going dormant, they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health.. Read more.. Updated Wildfire Protection Guides Available for Landowners.. Image on the front cover of the publication, FireWise Construction: Site Design Building Materials.. The Colorado State Forest Service has updated its two principal guides for protecting property in or near forested areas from wildfire, and the guides now are available to landowners.. FireWise Construction: Site Design Building Materials.. and.. Protecting Your Home from Wildfire: Creating Wildfire-Defensible Space.. address structural ignitability and defensible space, respectively.. Defensible space refers to the area around a home where natural and manmade fuels are treated, cleared or reduced to slow the spread of wildfire.. Apply to CSU.. |.. Contact CSU.. Disclaimer.. Equal Opportunity.. Privacy Statement..

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  • Title: Our Service - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: Together with other natural resource organizations, the Colorado State Forest Service strives to provide comprehensive support for the care of our natural environment.. This exchange of technical assistance and information among cooperating organizations ensures our commitment to a common goal future forests providing benefits to future generations.. The Colorado State Forest Service and You.. Helpful Links.. Programmatic Areas.. Critical Issues.. Strategic Priorities..  ...   state headquarters on Colorado State University's Foothills Campus, the Colorado State Forest Service maintains 17 district field offices throughout Colorado.. These locations offer Colorado's citizens an easily accessible source of professional and technical forestry assistance coupled with educational outreach.. This exchange of technical assistance and information among cooperating organizations ensures the commitment to a common goal future forests providing benefits to future generations..

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  • Title: Colorado's Forests - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: Colorado's Forests.. Colorado's forests provide homes for many wildlife species, improve water quality, filter pollutants from water and air, enhance outdoor and recreational experiences, provide wood products, and supply jobs in local economies.. Colorado's forests are expansive, diverse and beautiful.. They provide vital shelter for both people and wildlife, improve the quality of our water,  ...   and jobs that strengthen local economies.. Forest Facts.. The Condition of Colorado's Forests.. Colorado's Forest Types.. Colorado's Major Tree Species.. Forest Management.. Forest Restoration.. Common Forest Insects Diseases.. Protect your Home, Property and Forest from Wildfire.. Urban Community Forestry.. Wood Products Utilization.. All About Trees.. Colorado Land Ownership.. Forestry Publications.. Forestry Links.. Contact Your Local Forester..

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  • Title: Colorado's Plains - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: The Great Plains is a unique grassland prairie ecosystem that extends from Northern Canada to Southern Texas and east from the Rocky Mountain.. The prairie ecosystems of Colorado sustain some of the most diverse wildlife populations in the state, and are home to unique hunting and recreational opportunities.. In addition, the Colorado plains support a vibrant and vigorous agricultural economy, sustaining local economies and producing food for our nation.. Much of the eastern half of Colorado is part of the Great Plains,.. a unique grassland prairie ecosystem that extends from Northern Canada to Southern Texas and east from the Rocky Mountain.. Prior to settlement, wildfires played a frequent and important role in preserving these ecosystems.. Agriculture and development altered this ecosystem and shaped it into today's plains.. Forests on the Colorado plains include riparian forests along the major river  ...   make it more suitable for humans, animals and crop production.. The.. Colorado State Forest Service Nursery.. has been a reliable and important source of tree and shrub seedlings for these conservation plantings.. As Colorado's population continues to grow, significant and rapid construction expands into once wild prairie and forested landscapes.. The increasing number of homes and traffic in these areas brings a heightened risk of accidental fire starts and escapes.. Grasses are dry during much of the year; they ignite quickly and fire spreads rapidly.. Having your home or property on or adjacent to these abundant dry fuels puts you and your property at risk.. Residents need to know what measures to take to help reduce wildfire risks.. Planting Trees for Conservation.. Selecting, Planting Caring For Trees.. Agroforestry.. Wildfire Risks on the Plains.. Plains Forestry Publications.. Plains Forestry Links..

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  • Title: All About Trees - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: The act of planting a tree benefits current and future generations.. Trees are invaluable for the many direct and indirect benefits we derive from them.. They provide food and shelter for wildlife, protect snow pack and watersheds, and help purify our lakes and streams.. They hold soil in place to prevent erosion, protect  ...   critical roadways passable.. Trees can reduce energy consumption by deflecting cold winter winds and providing shade on summer days.. Their natural forms and colors can turn drab vistas into beautiful landscapes.. What is a Tree? How Does it Work?.. Selecting, Planting Caring for Trees.. What is Wrong with my Tree?.. Tree Publications.. Tree Links..

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  • Title: Wildfire - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: On July 1, 2012, wildfire command and control operations transferred from the Colorado State Forest Service to the.. Colorado Department of Public Safety.. During the 2012 season, we will maintain the Wildfire pages on our website that relate to this operational transition.. We hope this is helpful for our partners, stakeholders and the citizens of Colorado who access our online resources.. 2012 Colorado Wildfire Season.. Prior to July 1, 2012, the Colorado State Forest Service provided wildfire updates to keep the public informed of current wildfires for which the CSFS had delegated authority or which was at some point under CSFS-delegated authority.. The Colorado Department of Public Safety's.. Office of Emergency Management.. now provides wildfire updates.. Information on current and future Colorado wildfires can also be obtained from the following websites:.. Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center.. (this  ...   severe impacts from continuing population increases and peoples' desire to escape urban pressures.. Subdivisions and developments are opening new areas for homesite construction at an alarming rate statewide.. With development, inevitably, comes a higher risk of wildfire, as well as an ever-increasing potential for loss of life and property.. Other Information.. 2012 Colorado Wildfire Preparedness Plan.. (174 KB PDF).. 2011 (December) Report on the Wildfire Preparedness Fund.. (284 KB PDF).. 2011 Great Plains Interstate Forest Fire Compact Cooperative Annual Operating Plan.. (290 KB PDF).. Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center (RMACC).. About Wildfire.. Becoming a Wildland Firefighter.. Colorado Fire Restrictions.. Colorado's Wildland-Urban Interface.. Community Wildfire Protection Planning.. Fire as a Tool.. Fire Internship Program.. Fourmile Canyon Fire Findings.. - Rocky Mountain Research Station July 2012 Report.. Wildfire History.. Wildfire Preparedness Suppression.. Fire Cooperator Forms.. Wildfire Publications.. Other Wildfire Links..

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  • Title: Homeowners & Landowners - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: Homeowners Landowners.. Many landowners enjoy the ability to view wildlife from their backyards, appreciate the beauty of their forest and simply enjoy the serenity that their property affords them.. Owning property can be a wonderful experience.. Many landowners enjoy the ability to view wildlife from their backyard, appreciate the beauty of their forest and simply enjoy the serenity that their property affords.. However, responsibilities come with owning land.. Landowners also may have many  ...   can I reduce the risk of wildfire? How and when do I plant trees? Can I enhance the wildlife habitat on my property? How can I make my forest healthier? The Colorado State Forest Service can provide assistance in managing your land and answering these questions.. Programs for Homeowners Landowners.. Protect your Home, Property Forest from Wildfire.. Colorado Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) by County.. Publications for Homeowners Landowners.. Links for Homeowners Landowners..

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  • Title: Communities - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: Communities.. Trees improve our air, protect our water, reduce heating and cooling costs, and enhance economic sustainability by increasing property values.. Trees are important to all communities in our state.. Whether you live on the Eastern Plains, in a mountain town, in a forested subdivision or in the Denver metropolitan area, trees have an impact on your community and your life.. Trees can be an asset or a liability.. Trees also have an aesthetic benefit they add pleasure to our  ...   and maintained.. Natural disasters are not uncommon to Colorado, as we experienced in 2002 when wildfires raced throughout our forests, subdivisions and communities.. But natural disasters are not limited to wildfires.. Colorado has been beset by hail, tornados, wind storms, snow storms, and insect and disease outbreaks.. All of these adversities take a toll on the trees within our communities.. Managing the forests within our communities will reduce the liabilities and enhance the benefits.. Publications for Communities.. Community Forestry Links..

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  • Title: Educators & Youth - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: Educators Youth.. Our educational approach increases public awareness and understanding of key forestry issues and enhances the role they play in addressing these issues.. Promoting public understanding of the role and value of Colorado's forests and other natural resources is critical to the mission of the Colorado State Forest Service.. For the Colorado State Forest Service, Project Learning Tree (PLT) is our flagship program for reaching younger audiences via workshops for K-12 educators.. Colorado's Educational Approach.. Project Learning Tree.. Fire Ecology  ...   Learn About the Colorado State Forest.. Publications for Educators Youth.. Colorado Reader - Agriculture in the Classroom: Colorado Fires!.. (1.. 4 MB PDF).. Colorado Native Tree Guide.. (277 KB PDF).. Colorado Native Tree Cards.. (2.. 15 MB PDF).. Woody Debris: Make your Home Fire Wise Coloring Book.. (433 KB PDF).. A Year in the Life of a Mountain Pine Beetle by: Buford the Mountain Pine Beetle.. 2 MB PDF).. Buford the Mountain Pine Beetle Coloring Book.. 7 MB PDF).. Additional Education Resources..

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  • Title: Volunteer Program - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: Volunteer Program.. The CSFS Volunteer Program provides hands-on opportunities for people of all ages and experience levels to learn about forestry and natural resources.. The Volunteer Program.. CSFS Volunteer Information.. What Makes a Good Volunteer Project?.. Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities.. Previous Events.. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact:.. Jamie Dahl.. (970) 988-3667.. jamie.. dahl@colostate.. edu.. The volunteer program seeks to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments through forestry outreach and service.. We provide stewardship opportunities in rural and urban settings to mitigate the damaging effects of wildfire, insects, disease, wind, water and people.. Additionally, volunteer opportunities convey how the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) serves Colorado citizens and facilitates responsible land management.. Volunteer projects help the CSFS meet its mission and include important educational components..  ...   Volunteers are encouraged to participate in formal training events, including:.. equipment safety and use/chipper training;.. CSFS seedling tree nursery;.. insect and disease identification;.. urban and community forestry;.. environmental education with youth; and.. professionalism in natural resources management.. Volunteer Commitment.. Participation levels differ, depending on volunteers' availability and interests.. Volunteer throughout the state.. Volunteer for long-term, short-term or one-time events.. Volunteer as a group or class.. Many college and high school students are CSFS volunteers.. Volunteering offers opportunities to gain experience and network with professionals.. CSFS Volunteers are a critical aspect of our mission and serve as agency representatives to our customers.. We expect that every volunteer will act professionally, treat others respectfully, practice safety first and have a genuine interest to learn about forestry and natural resources..

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  • Title: Your Local Forester - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Descriptive info: The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) maintains.. 17 districts throughout Colorado.. We are a division of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU).. Our headquarters is located on the CSU's Foothills Campus in Fort Collins.. Our mission is to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.. The CSFS currently employs more than 155 permanent and temporary hourly employees across the state.. Please contact your local forester with any questions you might have or to request technical assistance in your area.. CSFS District List.. District.. Address.. Phone Numbers.. Alamosa.. P.. O.. Box 1137.. 129-A Santa Fe.. Alamosa, CO 81101-1137.. (719) 587-0915.. (719) 587-0917.. FAX (719) 587-0916.. Boulder.. 5625 Ute Highway.. Longmont, CO 80503-9130.. (303) 823-5774.. FAX (303) 823-5768.. Cañon City.. 515 McDaniel Boulevard.. Industrial Park.. Cañon City, CO 81212-4164.. (719) 275-6865.. (719) 275-7002.. FAX (719) 275-6853.. Durango.. FLC 7233.. 1000 Rim Drive.. Fort Lewis College Campus.. Durango, CO 81301-3908.. (970) 247-5250.. FAX (970)  ...   80401-2956.. (303) 279-9757.. (303) 279-2011.. FAX (303) 278-3899.. Granby.. PO Box 69.. 201 E.. Jasper Ave.. Granby, CO 80446-0069.. (970) 887-3121.. FAX (970) 887-3150.. Grand Junction.. State Services Building.. 222 South 6th Street, Room 416.. Grand Junction, CO 81501-2771.. (970) 248-7325.. FAX (970) 248-7317.. Gunnison.. PO Box 1390.. Mountain Meadows Research Center.. 106 Maintenance Drive.. Gunnison, CO 81230.. (970) 641-6852.. FAX (970) 641-0653.. La Junta.. 1904 San Juan Ave.. Otero Community College Campus.. La Junta, CO 81050.. (719) 383-5780.. FAX (719) 383-5787.. La Veta.. PO Box 81.. Moore and Poplar Streets.. La Veta, CO 81055-0081.. (719) 742-3588.. FAX (719) 742-5502.. Montrose.. 102 Par Place, Suite 1.. Montrose, CO 81401-4196.. (970) 249-9051.. FAX (970) 249-5718.. Salida.. 7980 West Highway 50.. Salida, CO 81201-9571.. (719) 539-2579.. FAX (719) 539-2570.. Steamboat Springs.. PO Box 773657.. 2201 Curve Plaza, Suite 105A.. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.. (970) 879-0475.. FAX (888) 870-3843.. Woodland Park.. PO Box 9024.. 113 South Boundary.. Woodland Park, CO 80866-9024.. (719) 687-2951.. (719) 687-2921.. FAX (719) 687-9584..

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