Forest Ag Program Updated:05/2023

Landowners in Colorado are eligible to sell their timber through the Forest Agricultural Classification Program (Forest Ag Program), which offers similar tax valuation as that of traditional agricultural lands. Forest landowners voluntarily participate in the Forest Ag Program and must fulfill certain requirements for initial eligibility.

To be eligible for the Forest Ag Program, properties must meet several criteria:

  • The landowner must perform forest management activities to produce tangible wood products for the primary purpose of obtaining a monetary profit. Tangible wood products include transplants, Christmas trees and boughs, sawlogs, posts, poles and firewood.
  • The landowner must have at least 40 forested acres.
  • The landowner must submit a Colorado State Forest Service-approved forest management plan that is prepared by a professional forester or natural resources professional.
  • Landowners must annually submit (1) a request for inspection, (2) an inspection fee, (3) an accomplishment report, and (4) an annual work plan for the following year, and have the enrolled property inspected by a CSFS forester. 


Contact Forest Ag Program

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Contact Forest Ag Program

Colorado State Forest Service
3843 Laporte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO  80521
Phone: (970) 491-6303
Fax: (970) 491-7736

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Colorado