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Forests, rangelands, and aquatic ecosystems throughout Colorado are some of the most diverse and spectacular in the nation. Extension resources range from range, pasture and natural area weed identification and management to conservation guidelines.  Topic areas include Range, Native Plants, Water, Wildfire & Forestry and Wildlife.




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CSU Extension has many publications to help understand and manage natural resources covering range, pasture and natural area weed identification and management to conservation guidelines.  Topic areas include:


Native Plants


Wildfire & Forestry




Hot Topics

Weed Management for Small Rural Acreages
Weed Management for Small Rural Acreages
Prevention, eradication, and control are three general management strategies. Learn more
Rainwater Collection in Colorado
Rainwater Collection in Colorado
Most homeowners in Colorado are now allowed to use rain barrels to collect rainwater. Learn more
Cheatgrass and Wildfire
Cheatgrass and Wildfire
Cheatgrass can produce more than 10,000 plants per square yard and is highly flammable. Learn more
Recreation on Private Land
Recreation on Private Land
Include considerations for managing recreation as part of your normal agricultural operation. Learn more


Natural Resources Feature Programs

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Colorado Native Plant Master® Program
Would you like to learn more about the beautiful plants that grow in nature? Take a Native Plant Master class and get to know the plants of Colorado. Visit now
Small Acreage Management Website
Small Acreage Management
Whether new to farming or an old pro, understanding your land and resources is crucial. Visit now
Colorado Environmental Pesticide Education ProgramColorado Environmental Pesticide Education Program
Pesticide safety, pest management, product labeling. Learn more
CO-Burn: Colorado Biochar Use Resource NetworkCO-BURN: Colorado Biochar Use Resource Network
Your source for information surrounding biochar topics in Colorado, including biochar production and usage. Learn more