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  • Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 Business Search the Colorado Forest Products Database Forest Insects Diseases Colorado Bark Beetle Mitigation Fund Please Donate Now News Event Highlights Trees in Burn Areas More Susceptible to Bark Beetles Landowners May Receive Tax Subtraction for Wildfire Mitigation Measures Recent Feature Stories Tree Preparation and Watering Tips for the Winter Months It s 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

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  • Our Service - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 Agency Profile Who to Contact For CSFS Employees In addition to the state headquarters on Colorado State University s Foothills Campus the Colorado State Forest Service maintains 17

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  • Colorado's Forests - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 filter pollutants from the air enrich our outdoor experiences and furnish products and jobs that strengthen local economies

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  • Colorado's Plains - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 corridors agroforestry plantings for windbreaks and shelterbelts on agricultural lands plantings for various wildlife and recreational areas and community forests in cities and towns Except for the naturally occurring riparian forests most of the trees on the plains have been planted to modify the harsh windy environment and 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

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  • All About Trees - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 livestock from inclement weather and as living snow fences keep critical roadways passable Trees can reduce energy consumption by deflecting

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  • Wildfire - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 site only posts information once each day Inciweb USDA Forest Service Active Fire Mapping As more people build homes operate businesses and recreate in areas where wildlands border more urban areas wildfire threats to private property and lives increase Colorado s once rural areas especially forested lands are experiencing 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

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  • Homeowners & Landowners - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 questions in regards to taking care of their property or forest Frequently asked questions include How can I reduce the risk of wildfire How and when do I

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  • Communities - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    News Events Related Links Contact Us End of Navigation 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 improve our air protect our water reduce heating and cooling costs and enhance economic sustainability by increasing property values Trees also have an aesthetic benefit they add pleasure to our living and working environments However trees can become liabilities if they are not properly cared for 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 Urban

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