What: The Colorado State Forest Service will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dedication of its new headquarters. The building will be named for the agency’s first director, Thomas B. Borden. Personnel will provide tours of the Colorado State Forest Service fire equipment shop and tree nursery. A free barbeque will follow at 11:30 a.m. The Colorado State Forester Jeff Jahnke and Colorado State University’s President Larry Edward Penley will conduct a ceremonial tree planting in front of the building with Colorado’s state tree, a blue spruce.
Where: Ceremonial dedication will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Colorado State University’s
Foothills Campus, 3843 Laporte Ave.
Details: The Colorado State Forest Service is an agency of Colorado State University that provides
stewardship of forest resources and reduces related risks to life, property and the environment. The agency also plays a pivotal role in securing grant money for landowners to reduce wildfire hazards.
Colorado State Forester Jeff Jahnke will be available for interviews, along with his predecessors Jim Hubbard and Tom Borden. Tours of the Colorado State Forest Service fire equipment shop and tree nursery will be available. The shop fabricates trucks for wildland firefighting in Colorado. Some trucks will be on display and will demonstrate fire-fighting techniques with foam during the tour. The Colorado State Forest Service nursery grows more than 2 million tree and shrub seedlings every year for conservation.
The Colorado State Forest Service’s 135 employees work out of 18 offices across the state, including its headquarters at Colorado State University’s Foothills Campus. The building dedication coincides with the Colorado State Forest Service’s annual meeting, when staff directs the agency’s strategic planning efforts and organizes technical training.
Parking and Directions:
A map to the building is available at www.newsinfo.colostate.edu by clicking on the link to this advisory. Parking is available onsite and parking passes will not be necessary.