- Colorado Forest Product Program Public Service Announcements from the Colorado State Forest Service’s Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
- What’s Happening in our Forest? from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Colorado Best Management Practices
- Colorado Forestry Best Management Practices: Forest Stewardship Guidelines for Water Quality Protection, 2012 Field Audit Report
- Colorado Forest Road Field Handbook, 2011
- Forestry Best Management Practices to Protect Water Quality in Colorado, 2010
- Colorado Forestry Best Management Practices 2008 Field Audit Report
Colorado Timber Industry Information
- Choosing a Forestry Contractor and Consultant: This handout from the Colorado State Forest Service lists and details the factors you should consider when selecting a forestry contractor.
- The Four Corners Timber Harvest and Forest Products Industry, 2012: This report traces the flow of timber harvested in the “Four Corners” States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) during calendar year 2012, describes the composition and operations of the region’s primary forest products industry, and quantifies volumes and uses of wood fiber. Historical wood products industry changes are discussed, as well as trends in timber harvest, production, and sales of primary wood products.
- Our Industry, Our Forests, and You: A technical bulletin developed by the Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program that provides a list of talking points and facts that dispute mis-information about forests, harvest levels, and the forest products industry in Colorado as well as throughout the U.S.
- Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program – a wealth of information for forest products companies, consumers, and forest users about Colorado forest management, Colorado products, and assistance programs.
Bark Beetle Information
- USFS Bark Beetle fact sheet for 2012: An abbreviated two-pager from the USFS that details the physical and fiscal impacts of the current mountain pine beetle on Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.
- After the Beetles: A white paper written by the Colorado Timber Industry Association that outlines the impact of the mountain pine beetle on Colorado lodgepole pine forests, and the role of current legislation, and the forest products industry
- Lodgepole Pine and Beetle Kill-Related Bluestain: This two-page flyer developed by the Bark Beetle Information Task Force answers some common questions about using blue-stained wood and where consumers can go to find suppliers.
- Quick Facts on the Mountain Pine Beetle and Blue-stained Wood: Developed by the Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program, it provides a quick description of the Mountain Pine Beetle and associated properties of Blue-stained wood that results from its attack. (This is a color brochure that prints on one page and is meant for distribution to consumers of Colorado wood products)
- Bark Beetles – Are Your Trees at Risk: A publication from the US Forest Service that outlines the different types of bark beetles, how they attack trees, as well as prevention and treatment.
- CSFS Quick Guide: Protecting Your Home from Wildfire: Creating Wildfire-Defensible Zones: This factsheet will help reduce wildfire risk on individual properties by showing owners the specific actions they can take to address hazards.
- CSFS Fuelbreak Guidelines for Forested Subdivisions and Communities: This publication will help increase the probability that fuelbreaks will help subdivisions and communities contain wildfires at more manageable levels.
- What’s Happening in Colorado’s Aspen Forests?: This report discusses factors contributing to changes in Colorado’s aspen forest ecosystems.
- Modern Forestry and Climate Change: A white paper written by the California Forest Products Commission that explores the link between forest conditions and climate change
- Wood and Green Building Series: A four part series produced by the Wood Promotion Network that oulines the role of wood as a green building material:
- Part 1: LEED and the Green Globes: A comparison of two prominent green building standards
- Part 2: Home Builder Guidelines: An outline of the National Association of Home Builders Model Green Home Building Guidelines and the LEED Green Building Standard
- Part 3: The Role of Life Cycle Analysis: A description of Life Cycle Analysis and its role in green building standards
- Part 4: Using Wood to Fight Climate Change: An outline of the positive effects of wood in reducing climate change
Colorado Forest Health Reports
See the listing of Colorado Forest Health Reports here.