Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program

CoWood Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Colorado’s forest products producers, consumers and forest users by being Colorado’s leading resource on forest products information, service, education and outreach.

What is CoWood?

The Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program (CoWood) is in the Colorado State Forest Service Forest Management Division. Our staff includes forest products and forest management professionals, educators and researchers in the Colorado State Forest Service and the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

CoWood staff are well positioned, recognized and experienced in working with a diverse collection of local, state, private and public natural resource stakeholders in Colorado and throughout the western region. Our program delivery includes:

  • Applied Research
    • Forest Harvest and Hazardous Fuels Reduction Economics/Utilization
    • Wood Product Processing and Wood Product Markets
    • Energy Applications and Policy Analysis
  • Technical and Business Assistance
    • Forest Products Harvesting and Manufacturing
    • Business, Financial and Market Planning
  • Education and Outreach
    • Colorado’s Forest Products Economy
    • Colorado Forest Products™
    • Continuing Education for Industry Professionals
    • Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

Contact Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program

Susan Matthews
Forest Management Division Supervisor
Colorado State Forest Service
3843 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, Colorado  80523
Phone: (970) 491-7394


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Colorado

Office Locaters

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