The CTIA is the voice for Colorado’s forest products companies. Whether the issue is forest health, safety, management of national forests, state or national legislation, litigation, continuing education or public information and education, the Colorado Timber Industry Association is there to advocate for our members and for scientific, sustainable forest management.
Our efforts include:
- An emphasis on workplace safety. As a result of CTIA’s safety emphasis, logging worker compensation rates were reduced from $0.95 to just $0.27 per payroll dollar, a reduction of more than 70%,
- Analyzing Forest Service policies and plans and give input advocating for active forest management and a sustainable timber industry,
- Sponsoring field trips to promote public education and better understanding of forest conditions in Colorado, and
- Investing in logger continuing education programs on Water Quality Best Quality Management Practices (BMPs), forest ecology, silviculture and business management.
- Eliminating the tax on Special Mobile Equipment.
- Eliminating the State sales tax on mountain pine beetle-killed lodgepole pine wood products from Colorado.
Our members employ or contract 1,200 loggers, truckers, and mill workers, and produce products valued at more than $86 million annually. Much of this economic activity is in rural Colorado communities, bringing critical economic diversity and stability.