Colorado Forest Legacy Program

The Forest Legacy Program (FLP) is a federally funded and state-administered program that supports efforts to protect private forest lands that are environmentally, economically and socially critical.

The Colorado Forest Legacy Program is a partnership between Colorado and the USDA Forest Service to identify and help conserve environmentally important forests from conversion to non-forest uses.

To maximize the public benefits it achieves, the program focuses on the acquisition of partial interests in privately owned forest lands (conservation easements).

It encourages and supports acquisition of conservation easements (legally binding agreements that transfer a negotiated set of property rights from one party to another) without removing the property from private ownership.



Contact Colorado Forest Legacy Program

Joseph A. Duda
Dupty State Forester
Colorado State University
Foothills 5060 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado  80523-5060
Phone: (970) 491-6303
Cell Phone: (970) 222-8690


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  • Colorado

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