Why manage our forests?
As a visitor to the Colorado State Forest, you’ve likely come here to enjoy its aesthetics, solitude and wild, undeveloped setting. You might wonder what’s happening to the forestland when you see broad swaths of beetle-killed trees or clearings created by recent timber-harvesting operations. While changes like these may seem dramatic, these forests are dynamic, undergoing constant change, and forest management plays a critical role in the long-term health of the State Forest.
Colorado State Forest Service