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Friday, March 6, 2015
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Colorado Forest Products

contributed by
Kristina Hughes
Colorado Forest Products™ Program Administrator
Colorado Wood Utilization & Marketing Program - Colorado State Forest Service

The Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing program (CoWood) with the Colorado State Forest Service is Colorado’s leading resource for forest products information, service, education and outreach. Landowner’s who are interested in learning how to better utilize the timber being removed from their property are encouraged to contact CoWood.

Link to CoWood: http://csfs.colostate.edu/cowood/

Tree Farmer’s and landowners who are currently selling the wood harvested from their land are eligible to join the Colorado Forest Products™ program. Once they have joined members receive a trademarked digital membership logo for use on marketing materials, website and products packaging, etc., a no-cost listing in the CFP™ database, and access to technical and business assistance from the CoWood business consultants and staff.

Link to Colorado Forest Products™: http://coloradoforestproducts.org/


2014 Aerial Detection Survey

contributed by
Bill Szliva, Tree Farmer

These tables provide summaries for the major damage agents detected in the 2014 aerial detection survey for the Rocky Mountain Region (R2) of the Forest Service.

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Douglas-Fir Tussock Moth

contributed by
Ben Pfohl
Assistant District Forester
CSFS - Boulder District

The Douglas-fir tussock moth, Orgyia pseudotsugata (McDunnough), was positively identified in Boulder Heights and Carriage Hills in October 2014 (refer to attached map).  This insect is a native pest of Colorado’s forests.  Caterpillars of this moth chew the needles of our native firs, spruces, and Douglas-fir trees.  During epidemic outbreaks complete defoliation of host trees is possible.  The caterpillar and cocoon of this insect are covered in little hairs that can cause an irritating, and sometimes painful, rash.  Please use caution if you suspect you are dealing with it.

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Forest Restoration Grant : 2015 funding cycle

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

I invite you to submit proposals for the Forest Restoration Grant program. If interested in this funding opportunity to implement forestry practices to help improve the health and resiliency of Colorado’s forest watersheds, complete the application form as attached or you may access the form from the Colorado State Forest Service website at http://csfs.colostate.edu/.

Take advantage of this funding opportunity as legislation in 2012 has authorized this program for four more state fiscal years, contingent on available funds.

Your local CSFS District may be found at http://csfs.colostate.edu/districts/

You may reach the program manager, Naomi Marcus, via e-mail at naomi.marcus@colostate.edu or 970-491-7287.




MPB Infestation Impacts on Water Quality and Supply

Contributed by
Dr. Kathie Mattor

Researchers from Colorado State University (CSU) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) are participating in this 5-year, $3 million National Science Foundation-funded study.

The objective is to determine potential water resource changes resulting from the mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation by defining and quantifying feedbacks between changes in climate, forested ecosystems altered by MPB impacts, biogeochemical processes, and resource management practices

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We need your assistance!

Integration of stakeholder perceptions and management responses further informs and enriches our scientific analysis. Please provide your insight by completing an anonymous, on-line survey through the following website:


Email Dr. Kathie Mattor (kmattor@rams.colostate.edu)


CO Cities to Get 2,000+ New Trees in 2015 Thanks to $50K in Grants

contributed by
Angela Poulson,
on Behalf of the Colorado Tree Coalition

BROOMFIELD, CO – The Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) is awarding nearly $50,000 in grants to seventeen Colorado communities and organizations to help fund the planting of more than 2,000 new community trees in 2015. A diverse array of tree planting, maintenance and education projects is receiving funding. Communities receiving grants include Alamosa, Mancos, Trinidad, Rocky Ford and Pueblo.

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