Colorado State Forest Service

Mission: To achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Colorado State Forest Service is the lead state agency for wildfire mitigation expertise and forest management. The CSFS provides resources to landowners, homeowners, communities and partner organizations to work together toward wildfire adaptation and landscape resilience. All contributions to the shared goal of living with wildfire are critical. The CSFS values the diverse partnerships it fosters at the local, state and federal levels.

Current Efforts
  • Leading large-scale, cross-boundary forest restoration, wildfire mitigation and watershed protection
  • Supporting local community fire adaptation through Firewise USA® and other wildfire risk-reduction programs
  • Preparing communities for the reality of wildfire through technical input and approval for Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)
  • Improving wildfire risk awareness and planning actions through the Colorado Forest Atlas ->Wildfire Risk Assessment (CO-WRA)
  • Informing and guiding Colorado residents and partners in wildfire mitigation, land management, forest health and many other topics
  • Promoting community fire adaptation and landscape resilience through grant distribution and management
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  • Cohesive Strategy workshop participants on a historic tour of downtown Santa Fe. Those who could afford to spend all day on tour got priceless experiences of the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed and Hyde Memorial State Park.

    Insights and Inspirations

    Themes from the Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Workshop in Santa Fe, NM Rebecca Samulski, Executive Director Fire Adapted Colorado The 6th annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Workshop took place in Santa Fe, NM, in November, drawing over 300 participants from across North America. Notably, 27 of Colorado’s wildfire resilience leaders from organizations such as… learn more >

  • Live Wildfire Ready

    Tracy LeClair – PIO1/PIOC, CO-CEM® Communications & Outreach Specialist Wildland Fire Management Section Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control   Live Wildfire Ready is a new campaign in Colorado designed to inform homeowners about what they can do to mitigate wildfire risk to their life, home and property. The campaign is funded by the State of Colorado and… learn more >