Bill Cotton, Colorado State University

Forest Action Plan

Opportunities for Positive Action

The Colorado Forest Action Plan is the first geospatial assessment completed by the Colorado State Forest Service and provides a spatial overview of Colorado’s forests, displaying areas in the state where resources are best focused to achieve desired future conditions. The Forest Action Plan frames the state’s priorities for forested areas and determines the appropriate distribution of limited resources.


Best Management Practices

Colorado’s best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The agency responsible for BMPs policy development is the Colorado State Forest Service.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Colorado Forestry Publications

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