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Keeping up with the Colorado Forest Health Council

This post compiles resources & summaries that we believe to be most relevant to Colorado’s place-based forest collaboratives. It is not an official Colorado Forest Health Council webpage.

What is the Colorado Forest Health Council (CFHC)?

The CFHC is a 26-member volunteer stakeholder body whose role is “to provide a collaborative forum to advise the Governor, through the Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources, and the Colorado General Assembly, on issues, opportunities, and threats to Colorado’s forests.”

3 ways to keep up with the CFHC:
Quarterly Meetings: Written Summaries & Meeting Recordings

Recognizing that many people do not have time to attend a 3-hour meeting, we are providing written summaries in which we distill information most relevant to Colorado’s place-based forest collaboratives into a few pages.


Attending Meetings

All CFHC meetings are open to the public and are recorded. See below for meeting types & frequencies:

  •  Full CFHC | Quarterly
    • 2024 Dates:
      • January 31st, 2024
      • Wednesday, April 24th
      • Wednesday, July 24th
      • October meeting date TBD
    • Meetings are currently scheduled from 9am – 12pm on their respective dates; times are subject to change.
  • Committee on Leveraging Resources | First Tuesday of the month from 12 – 1pm
  • Legislative Committee | Every other Friday from 8:30 – 9:20am

Meeting agendas and invitations will be posted on the CFHC webpage (near the bottom of the page) 24 hours before each meeting.


Annual Reports

Each year, the CFHC briefs the Wildfire Matters Review Committee (a committee of the Colorado state legislature) and submits a report to the Governor.

2023 Annual Report 

2022 Annual Report

Get in touch!

Katie McGrath Novak serves on the CFHC as ‘an individual employed by or associated with a forest collaborative organization.’ Please feel free to reach out if you have questions, comments, or ideas to share.

The full list of current CFHC members can be found toward the bottom of the CFHC webpage.