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Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Timber Tax Filing for the 2015 Tax Year

contributed by
Bill Gherardi
Consulting Forester

Timber tax laws have changed due to the new tax law that was passed by Congress in December 2015.Business deductions on equipment costs have been increased significantly. Special charitable donation deduction on qualified conservation easement was extended.

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Late Winter the Best Time to Prune Trees

contributed by
Ryan Lockwood
Public and Media Relations Coordinator
Colorado State Forest Service

Late winter, from February through early March, is the best time to prune most trees. Trees are still dormant at this time of year and, unlike in early winter, wound closure will be rapid if pruning occurs just prior to the time new growth emerges.

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Contrary to Popular Thinking, Going Paperless Does Not “Save” Trees

contributed by
Michael M. Hughes
Fort Collins District
Colorado State Forest Service

The concept of avoiding use of paper in order to save trees may seem logical and has been adopted by many. The reality, however, is that avoiding use of paper may well result in significant loss of forest land in North America.

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Reserve Your Room Now!!!

contributed by
Sam Pankratz
Assistant District Forester
Colorado State Forest Service
Gunnison Field Office-Salida District

Colorado / Wyoming Society of American Foresters
2016 Annual Meeting

Theme: "The New Normal:  Adaptive Forest Management in a Changing World"
Where:  Western State Colorado University (WSCU) in beautiful Gunnison, Colorado
When:  May 12-14, 2016

Hotel:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Gunnison (970) 641-1288
            Federal per diem lodging rate accepted = $99 per night + tax
            Room block is reserved under "Society of American Foresters"

Registration Fees:  Anticipated to be less than $120.00 for everything.
Online and mail-in registration will be available the first week of March.

Planned Activities in addition to Annual Meeting:

*       Thursday- 1:00- 5:00p.m. CTIA and SAF Executive Committee Meeting
           5:30p.m.-? Short Film Series Happy Hour Social at WSCU Theatre

*       Friday- Banquet and live music at the IBAR Ranch

*       Saturday- Local field trips



Scanning the Future of Wildfire

contributed by
Scott Golden
Resource Specialist - Forestry
Boulder County Parks & Open Space

A panel suggests that the end of the fire suppression paradigm is imminent and that a new paradigm— one that fosters natural resilience of the system, along with natural wildfire—is arising.

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Colorado State Forest Service Forest Ag Newsletter

contributed by
Naomi J. Marcus                                   
Forest Stewardship Coordinator               
CSFS-Forest Management Div.                 
Colorado State University        

A prescription is a planned series of treatments designed to change current stand structure, which can help create a healthy and resilient forest.

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