The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute is a science-based outreach and engagement organization hosted by the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship and the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. CSU is a land-grant university with a mission to provide teaching, research, public service, and engagement that CFRI strives to uphold. We were established by Congress through the Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2004 to serve as a bridge between researchers, managers, and stakeholders working to restore and enhance the resilience of forest ecosystems to wildfires in Colorado, the Southern Rocky Mountains, and the Intermountain West.
The mission of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI) at Colorado State University (CSU) is to develop, compile, and apply locally-relevant, evidence-based knowledge to restore and enhance the resilience of forest ecosystems, watersheds, and communities to wildfire and other disturbances in Colorado, the Southern Rocky Mountains, and the Interior West. Since its inception, CFRI has impacted on-the-ground projects throughout Colorado that measurably reduces wildfires risk and restores the resilience of forest ecosystems and the services they provide to society.
- Front Range and Uncompahgre Plateau CFLRP projects
- WRRG program
- Upper South Platte Partnership
- Forests to Faucets