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  • Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Aug 2014 Walnut Tree Disease Spreads to Northeastern Colorado How Colorado State University Experts Can Help Protect Ash Trees From EAB Emerald Ash Borer Quick Guide 2013 Report on the Health of Colorado s Forests 2 1 MB PDF 2013 Colorado Forest Insect Disease Update 1 4 MB PDF Natural Resources Grants Assistance Database Piñon Juniper Literature Database Recent Feature Stories Help Protect Your Home Property from Wildfire How to Create Wildfire Defensible Space Around Your Home 738 KB PDF FireWise Home Construction Site Design Building Materials 1 3 MB PDF Community Wildfire Protection Plans Wildfire Mitigation Education Publications Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal CO WRAP Mapping Tool Contact Your Local CSFS Office Transporting Firewood Can Spread Tree Killing Insects Emerald ash borer larva shown here is an invasive insect that was first detected in Colorado last fall Firewood is on the minds of many Coloradans as fall approaches with some stocking up on cords for winter fuel while others plan on procuring a few armloads for hunting trips But because of the considerable impact emerald ash borer EAB native bark beetles and other insects can have on Colorado forests the Colorado State Forest Service wants to be sure people

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  • Our Service - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    for the care of our natural environment The Colorado State Forest Service and You Our Service Programmatic Areas Critical Issues Strategic Priorities Agency Profile Who to Contact CSFS Employee Resources 2013 CSFS Fee Schedule 26 KB PDF We are a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University CSU In addition to the state headquarters on Colorado State University s Foothills Campus the

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  • Forest Management - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    plans provide a science based foundation to assist state forestry agencies and their partners in identifying areas of greatest need and opportunity for forest management across their states and developing subsequent long term implementation strategies Colorado s Forest Action Plan and the CSFS Strategic Plan will help guide the CSFS and other forestry stakeholders as we work together to develop a landscape level approach to leveraging limited resources where they will achieve the greatest benefit Learn more about Colorado s Forest Action Plan Watershed Health Water is an essential element for sustaining life Rivers streams and lakes are the lifeblood of our environment An adequate supply of clean water and the biological diversity that our watersheds support are essential to a future that is balanced both socially and ecologically Water is the key component of the environment and the land that surrounds that water is the structure around that environment Together land and water make a watershed a whole system A watershed is the term used to describe an area of land united by the flow of water nutrients pollutants and sediments moving downslope to the lowest point through a network of drainage pathways that may be underground or on the surface We all live in a watershed and everything we do on our property can have an impact The land drains into tributaries and these streams or creeks flow into bigger rivers As this water flows downhill it moves over the soil Along the way the water picks up debris leaves or soil particles sediments that can impact water quality Forests receive precipitation utilize it for their sustenance and growth and influence its storage and or passage to other parts of the environment Four major river systems the Platte Colorado Arkansas and Rio Grande originate in Colorado s mountains and fully drain into one third of the landmass of the lower 48 states Mountain snows supply 75 percent of the water to these river systems Approximately 40 percent of the water comes from the highest 20 percent of the land most of which lies in national forests National forests yield large portions of the total water in these river systems The potential is great for forests to positively and negatively influence the transport of water such immense distances The following phenomena occur in relation to forests and water Tree crowns collectively referred to as the forest canopy intercept precipitation that falls from clouds The destiny of moisture that falls in forests depends on many factors foremost are the physical state of the water liquid or solid the density of tree crowns on which it falls and the composition of the forest floor Much of the moisture in snow that is intercepted and retained in the tops of dense forests particularly coniferous forests tends to evaporate back into the atmosphere Rough forest floors topped by canopies that cast significant shade tend to allow slow infiltration of water into soil without substantial evaporation or run off Once moisture travels to the

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  • Seedling Tree Nursery - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Events Publications Glossaries of Terms Related Links Contact Us End of Navigation Seedling Tree Nursery Each day increasing demands are placed upon our lands and natural resources Landowners can help reduce the impacts of these demands by making a personal commitment to their own property through tree planting Few conservation efforts provide the extensive and enduring benefits of a well designed and installed tree planting Join the 5 000 Coloradans

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  • Wildfire Mitigation - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Wildfire Protection Plans Colorado s Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Education Publications Fire Adapted Communities and Firewise Fire Ecology Overview 394 KB PDF History of Wildfire Post Fire Rehabilitation Protect Your Home Property and Forest from Wildfire Contact Your Local District or Field Office Wildland Firefighter Training Other Wildfire Links Wildfire Mitigation Community Wildfire Protection Plans Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal CO WRAP Mapping Tool Current Fire Restrictions in Colorado Current Wildfire Information 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 Specific program areas we use to help those who request our assistance are in developing FireWise prevention education materials and programs to deliver these messages and materials to homeowners landowners and communities Community Wildfire Protection Plans We also support development and implementation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans CWPPs and provide these resources to those interested in developing CWPPs by providing related educational materials and information to CSFS districts and others who request it We also maintain a database of completed CWPPs from all over Colorado Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal CO WRAP In March 2013 the Colorado State Forest Service released a new online mapping tool that will help community leaders professional planners and interested citizens determine wildfire risk and where forest management actions can achieve the greatest impact to reduce that risk Through CO WRAP fire mitigation professionals prevention planners natural resource professionals and interested citizens can generate maps and download data and reports that describe defined project areas such as neighborhoods or

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  • Outreach & Education - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    We also offer a multitude of resources to Colorado landowners to help them manage their forested lands and urban trees and to ensure that they have the knowledge they need to prepare for future wildfires Our information education and outreach programs and activities are available to all Coloradans as well as those who visit our beautiful state Overall the CSFS strives to provide foresters and other natural resources professionals Colorado educators students homeowners partners and interested citizens with educational resources and information that will help improve and maintain the health of Colorado s iconic forests Knowledge Transfer Since 2004 the CSFS has worked closely with social science and forestry researchers to translate findings into understandable information that is applicable to forest practitioners landowners and other publics These inform credible scientifically based messages and approaches for delivery to diverse audiences Audiences We develop our messages and materials for a wide range of audiences including partner agencies collaborative groups homeowners and landowners decision makers teachers and youth We develop diverse materials prepare for a wide variety of venues and events and respond to requests for presentations Partners Cooperators Our partners and cooperators are invaluable in helping the CSFS achieve its mission of stewardship of Colorado s diverse forest environments By building and maintaining these important relationships the CSFS is able to disseminate information to a larger audience By working collaboratively with other land management agencies we can foster public support for forest management and promote greater awareness of the benefits of forest stewardship 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 agencies and organizations ensures our commitment to a common goal future forests providing benefits to future generations Outreach Education Programs Formal Informal Education The CSFS provides formal and informal education opportunities for all ages from Pre kindergarten students to adults Project Learning Tree the flagship program of the CSFS is a formal education program that reaches younger audiences via workshops for pre kindergarten through grade 12 educators CSFS foresters staff and volunteers deliver informal education workshops events and programs and conduct school and scout visits All programs are catered to meet the needs of diverse audiences To schedule an educational program in your area please contact your local district field office at least one month in advance Wildfire Mitigation Education The Colorado State Forest Service serves as a resource for landowners homeowners and communities to ensure that they have the knowledge they need to prepare for future wildfires A variety of programs are available through the CSFS and other natural resource agencies to assist you in managing wildfire risk on your property Colorado s Are You FireWise and Are You Plains FireWise programs help educate landowners and communities about the importance of taking steps to reduce wildfire risk that can have catastrophic effects on lives and property Reducing fuels around homes and improving access are examples of

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  • Your Local CSFS District - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    Our headquarters is located on the CSU 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 We have approximately 130 full time and seasonal employees across the state Please contact your local forester with any questions you might have or to request technical assistance in your area CSFS Districts Field Offices Districts Field Offices 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 Broomfield Field Office 9769 W 119th Drive Suite 12 Broomfield CO 80021 2560 303 438 6975 FAX 303 465 9048 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 970 247 5252 Fort Collins Foothills Campus Bldg 1052 Campus Delivery 5060 Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 80523 5060 970 491 8660 FAX 970 491 8645 Fort Morgan P O Box 368 Fort Morgan CO 80701 3638 970 867 5610 FAX 970 867 0361 Franktown PO Box 485 2068 N State Hwy 83 Franktown CO 80116 0485 303 660 9625 FAX 303 688 2919 Golden 1504 Quaker Street Golden CO 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 2764 Compass Drive Suite 238 Grand Junction CO 81506 970 248 7325 FAX 970 248 7325 Gunnison Field Office PO Box 1390 Mountain Meadows Research

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  • Colorado's Forests - Colorado State Forest Service - Colorado State University
    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 Colorado s 24 4 million acres of forested landscape are perhaps the most complex of any in the Intermountain West with a diverse mix of coniferous and deciduous species The most extensive forest types in Colorado are spruce fir ponderosa pine lodgepole pine aspen and piñon juniper This vegetative mosaic is a physical landscape that ranges from flat plains and high plateaus to steep mountains deep canyons and sloping foothills A wide range of topographical soil and growing conditions further influence this variety and contribute to the state s multi faceted forest resources In addition to spruce fir ponderosa pine lodgepole pine aspen and piñon juniper forest types in Colorado include Douglas fir southwestern white pine bristlecone pine limber pine Colorado blue spruce and the cottonwood willow combination found in many riparian areas Forest

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