Our home at Colorado State University gives us access to abundant resources and cutting-edge knowledge which we apply to our work in forest collaboration, forest science, and forest health and resilience.


Our role is to provide engagement, knowledge, and science support to our collaborative partners which helps guide collaborative decision-making informed by best available science. 

Actionable Knowledge

Using forest science and collaboration, CFRI offers actionable knowledge to groups we work with in the form of locally relevant, locally appropriate, science-informed solutions. 


1 million+

Acres Informed by Monitoring


Student Jobs Provided


Monitoring Plots




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You can make a tax-deductible gift to directly support the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute.  Working hand in hand with our partners, CFRI works to provide our unique localized science support to the people on the ground and in policy who need it the most – from foresters to watershed planners to conservation organizations.  CFRI also employs a small army of CSU undergraduate students to assist on all aspects of our projects.  These opportunities provide critical hands on experience working alongside professors and CFRI staff, and introduces students to different career paths by working with our diverse partners.  Your gift helps advance the CFRI mission to help make our forests more resilient, and trains the students of today to be the professional restoration ecologists of tomorrow.  Thank you for your support!
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