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.
  • Applications for the 2015 program are now being accepted. To be considered please view the program overview, requirements, and eligibility requirements.
  • Community applications are due by March 22, 2015.
  • In 2014, we awarded $4,000 to Four Mile FPD (Fire Protection District), Town of Nederland, Rocky Mountain FPD, and Sunshine FPD for a total of $16,000 in reimbursement funding.

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

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. Both sort yards are currently closed for the winter. They are scheduled to reopen on May 1, 2015. 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

Forest Health Outreach Updates

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Mailing Address

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

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues

Ryan Ludlow
Outreach Forester
Land Use

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