COSA Forest Tracker – Call for Data Submissions

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We are excited to announce that the call for data submissions for the Colorado Forest Management Activity Tracker is now open!

The purpose of the Colorado Forest Management Activity Tracker, known as the Forest Tracker, is to provide a transparent and comprehensive resource for communities, natural resource and fire managers, policy makers, and researchers with a better understanding of completed forest management locations across Colorado. The success of this project to benefit Colorado’s forests relies on your voluntary data contributions. Please reach out with any questions and encourage your forestry partners to submit their data.

The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute and the Colorado State Forest Service, both housed at Colorado State University, have partnered to leverage the unique expertise of each organization to build the Colorado Forest Tracker. This inventory of state-wide completed forest management activities will enhance CFRI’s previous Colorado Interagency Treatment Database and be integrated with the CSFS Colorado Forest Atlas, and other publicly available tools and datasets, to facilitate the reporting, application, and science of forest management activities across all land ownerships throughout the state.

What Is in the Forest Tracker?

  • Completed management activities on natural and working lands.
  • Woody vegetation management activities (forest canopy and surface management techniques, reforestation).
  • Activity location and acres managed.
  • Year completed, including activities from Jan. 1, 2000 – Sept. 30, 2023.
  • Agency and funding source.
How to Contribute

You can submit data for non-federal lands activities by Nov. 10, 2023. Please follow these instructions to learn more about submission requirements. Note: Federal data will be downloaded from existing sources (e.g., FACTS, etc.); partners are welcome to submit additional data if available.

Learn More

  • Visit the Colorado Forest Tracker project Nicholas.Kotlinski with any additional questions.

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) provides professional forestry assistance, wildfire mitigation expertise, and outreach and education to help landowners and communities achieve their forest management goals. The CSFS is a service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University and provides staffing for the Division of Forestry within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. For more information, visit

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