Colorado Timber Industry Association | Partners for Healthy Forests

(CTIA) is an organization of small, family-owned businesses committed to logging, manufacturing, and forestry service work in Colorado’s forests. We are exceptional partners to the public and private stewards of our valuable and beautiful forests.

We embrace Best Management Practices (BMPs) and sustainable forestry. To meet these values, we host annual continuing education classes on BMPs and participate in field audits to demonstrate our accountability to high quality, active management designed to promote long-term forest health.

In 2017, we are highlighting Health Forests, Healthy Communities (HFHC), a similar coalition that "supports the need for active, sustainable forest management to provide stable county revenues and more jobs for our rural communities."

Both organizations "support balanced policies that promote rural economic opportunity while maintaining the many benefits we have come to expect from our forests, including recreation and diverse wildlife populations." Learn more at the HFHC website, HealthyForests.org.

Did You Know…

Semi load of lumber | Colorado Timber Industry AssociationThere are 58 primary manufacturers processing logs in 25 counties in Colorado, producing lumber, log homes and house logs, timbers, posts and poles, aspen paneling, aspen excelsior, log furniture, erosion control products, biomass, firewood, and wood pellets.  Colorado also has a wood fired biomass power plant.


Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.
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There are 58 primary manufacturers processing logs in 25 counties in Colorado, producing lumber, log homes and house logs, timbers, posts and poles, aspen paneling, aspen excelsior, log furniture, erosion control products, biomass, firewood, and wood pellets.  Colorado also has a wood fired biomass power plant. Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.

Did You Know…

Sawmill Boards | Colorado Timber Industry AssociationThe number of sawmills in Colorado has declined from 84 in 1982 to 31 in 2012. However, the total lumber production increased from 83 million board feet in 1982 to 95 million board feet in 2012.    


Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.
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The number of sawmills in Colorado has declined from 84 in 1982 to 31 in 2012. However, the total lumber production increased from 83 million board feet in 1982 to 95 million board feet in 2012.     Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.

Did You Know…

Grading Lumber | Colorado Timber Industry AssociationThere were about 6,700 jobs in Colorado’s forest industry in 2012.  About 2,050 of those jobs were in the “primary” industry – harvesting and processing timber or in private sector land management; the remaining 4,650 jobs were in the “secondary” industry.


Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.
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There were about 6,700 jobs in Colorado’s forest industry in 2012.  About 2,050 of those jobs were in the “primary” industry – harvesting and processing timber or in private sector land management; the remaining 4,650 jobs were in the “secondary” industry. Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.

Did You Know…

Colorado Timber | Colorado Timber Industry AssociationIn 2012, Colorado had about 10.75 million acres of non-reserved timberland, with the national forests accounting for 70 percent of those acres.


Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.
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In 2012, Colorado had about 10.75 million acres of non-reserved timberland, with the national forests accounting for 70 percent of those acres. Source: The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012.  RMRS RB-21.