Colorado’s Community Leaders, Foresters, Local Officials and Forest Health Advisory Council Convene for Forest Health Conference April 22-23

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WHAT: Colorado State University’s Colorado Forest Restoration Institute will host a two-day conference, "Working Together to Sustain Colorado’s Forests," to examine Colorado’s collaborative efforts in addressing forest health.

WHO: Conference presenters include representatives from local forest health initiatives, Colorado State Forest Service, the U.S. Forest Service, forest researchers, conservation organizations and wood products industry.

WHEN: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 and 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23.

WHERE: Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs.

DETAILS: The first day of the conference will primarily focus on forest health successes and challenges facing different agencies across the state. The second day will be policy-oriented and focus on how agencies, organizations and partnership initiatives can better coordinate forest health efforts and strategize broad forest health goals.

Topics that will be covered during the two-day conference include strategies and tools for enhancing and sustaining collaborative efforts; introduction to the Statewide Forest Resource Assessment; scientific resources to ensure ecologically sustainable action; and state-level policy opportunities.