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. Tree Farmer Alert

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Tree Farm, SAF, CSFS Forestry Collaboration Meeting 

*Meet our new Colorado State Forester, Mike Lester!*

Attend the Tree Farm/SAF/CSFS Forestry Collaboration meeting on Wednesday June 26 and give Mr. Lester an opportunity to hear from the best and brightest on the Colorado forestry scene (that’s YOU).

This will be your last chance to meet Mike in an informal setting before he officially starts work as Colorado’s State Forester on July 1st. We’ll enjoy a down home potluck cookout and talk about how we can all work together more effectively.

On June 26, local chapters of the Society of American Foresters, the Colorado Tree Farmers, and the Colorado State Forest Service will host an event to bring professional foresters together with private woodland owners. We will learn more about our respective groups and explore ways in which we can work together to more effectively educate and engage inactive woodland owners and improve the health of our forests.

The event will be held at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery on the CSU Foothills campus in Fort Collins.

Read the Meeting Agenda
(Attend all or any part of the event.)

If you are interested please RSVP HERE.


Building Resilient Communities in the Wildland Interface

This project examines recent Front Range fires and uses the 2010 Fourmile Fire in Boulder County as a case study of risk preparedness, response and recovery. Issues like wildfire and flash flood risk and public water supply are reviewed as well as agency coordination, recovery management, community engagement, and mitigation efforts for specific risks.

View the VIDEO

Project Sponsors:

Colorado Water Conservation Board

Urban Drainage and Flood Control District

Boulder Office of Emergency Management


Beetle Kill Wood Product Reduces Post-wildfire Erosion

Attached is a full-length feature story about a novel type of straw made from beetle-kill Colorado pines, which is intended to help reduce erosion and flooding after wildfires. Rogue Resources Inc., a Steamboat Springs-based forest products business, is now manufacturing WoodStraw® Erosion Control Mulch, thanks to financial support from the Colorado State Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and The Conservation Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact me at this email address or the phone number below.


Ryan Lockwood

Public and Media Relations Coordinator

Colorado State Forest Service





Just when you think a person can't get any dumber.....  This will cleanse the gene pool a little.


I know, I saw it right away too....  No safety glasses!  No hearing protection!  And I caught something else that is really important:  He has no gloves on.  I might be up in age but I am still sharp as a tack...

from Bob Alkin





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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2013 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.