Forest Health

Boulder County's Forest Health program promotes forest sustainability through outreach and education with private landowners. We believe working with individuals and communities to encourage healthy forests is important to making a positive impact on our natural ecosystems and helping landowners achieve their specific land management goals.

Community Chipping Reimbursement Program

Boulder County offers financial assistance to encourage mountain communities to conduct community-based chipping projects.

Forest Health Outreach Schedule of Events

See schedule of upcoming forestry trainings, workshops and community chipping days.

Bark Beetles and Emerald Ash Borer

Facts, resources and information about:

Sort Yards and Forestry Collection Sites

The community forestry sort yards are CLOSED for the season. Boulder County has established two community forestry sort yards – near Allenspark and Nederland – to collect logs, tree branches, yard waste, and noxious weeds from county residents. See schedule of operating dates, locations and hours.

As a reminder, county residents may use the county’s and the city of Boulder’s year-round food and yard waste drop-off site (fees may apply).

Wildfire Awareness Month

Activities during Wildfire Awareness Month each October teach residents about wildfire mitigation and encourage homeowners to take action to prepare for future fires. Find out more at Wildfire Awareness Month.

Wildfire Partners

Wildfire Partners is a new, voluntary program to help homeowners in Boulder County prepare for wildfire. Wildfire Partners provides a comprehensive on-site assessment of your home ignition zone including a customized report detailing actions you should take to ensure that you are fully prepared for future wildfires. Find out more and apply online at

Sign-Up for Forest Health & Wildfire Protection Updates

Sign up to receive emails or SMS/Text messages about upcoming events and Forest Health information. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time.

Forest Health News & Updates:

Retrieving Data


Mailing Address

Forest Health
Boulder County Land Use
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues


County Managed
Open Space Lands

Stefan Reinold
Sr. Resource Specialist
Forestry & Fire
Parks and Open Space

Community Forestry Sort Yards

Wayne Harrington
Sort Yard Operator
Parks and Open Space