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. Tree Farmer Alert
  Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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Solar Dry Kiln Workshop

A workshop on the use of solar dry kilns will be held in Durango on April 9th.   It is a good course for anyone with a portable sawmill and looking at adding value through proper drying.

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Forest Resource Assessment Focus Groups

With increasingly constrained budgets, there is a need to invest scarce financial resources in forestry projects that address the greatest areas of need and contribute to a clear public interest. To this end, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) has completed a Statewide Forest Resource Assessment to identify areas of need across Colorado. An accompanying Statewide Forest Resource Strategy will identify how to accomplish the work to address these needs in Colorado. The Strategy will focus on non-federal forests lands and opportunities to coordinate stewardship activities across federal and non-federal ownership boundaries, while fully respecting private property rights.

The purposes of the regional strategy discussions are to:

1) Initiate dialogue on how to address areas of need identified in the Assessment on nonfederal forest landscapes and issues that cross non-federal and federal boundaries.
2) Identify which areas of need on non-federal forest lands and issues that cross non-federal and federal boundaries are already being addressed through existing plans, strategies, partnerships, or projects
3) Identify which areas of need on non-federal forest lands and issues that cross non-federal and federal boundaries are not being addressed

The information generated from the regional discussions will be incorporated by the CSFS into a Strategy document. The completed Strategy will identify opportunities for investing state, federal, and other resources to manage priority landscapes articulated in the assessment, focusing on landscapes where federal investment can most effectively stimulate or leverage desired action and engage multiple partners.

The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute will conduct a series of regional forest strategy discussions around Colorado. A list of discussion locations is as follows:

Glenwood Springs Wed., March 31, 2010
Alamosa/Salida Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Colorado Springs Thursday, April 8, 2010

Contact: Jeff Jones

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The Statewide Forest Assessment Report



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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2010 will receive the Colorado Tree Farmer's forest management manual, "Saving Your Forest". Currently certified Tree Farmers can get a manual by bringing a neighbor or friend to one of our tours.