After decades of fire suppression, Colorado's landscapes have drastically changed. Our forests are overgrown and unhealthy, fuels that feed wildfires have increased dramatically, and species compositions have changed. The result of these changes are catastrophic wildfires, pest and disease outbreaks, and loss of critical wildlife habitat.
By restoring our forests to a state that is more representative of how they were structured over 100 years ago, our forests will be more resilient to wildfire, insects, disease, droughts and floods. When creating a forest improvement plan, we consider all of these ecosystem impacts to ensure we’re providing an all-inclusive and ecology-based management plan. We have a dedicated Conservation Forester who can help you determine if you are a good candidate for our program.
Together we can
Through technical assistance and project management, Big Thompson Conservation District helps private landowners restore the health of the forests on their properties. Conservation Districts provide aid by obtaining funding through grants and/or local partner funding. We provide a hands on management approach by hiring and managing contractors through the entirety of a forest health restoration project.