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Forestry

 

BLM manages 3.5-4 million acres of forested lands in Colorado. Over 2.5 million acres are considered woodlands, dominated by pinon, juniper, and oak. The remaining forested acres consist of traditional commercial tree species such as ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Some of the wood products harvested include sawtimber, firewood, Christmas trees, post and poles, and biomass. Forested lands in Colorado tend to have low productivity rates. Therefore, the BLM's management focus for forested lands in Colorado is to restore forest health conditions rather than produce commercial timber.