Forest Health
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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 are accepted annually each spring.
  • In 2015, we awarded $20,000 in reimbursement to eight communities.
  • If your community would like to be considered for funding, please Community Chipping Reimbursement Program.

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Forest Health Outreach Schedule of Events

Forest Health Outreach Schedule of Events

Bark Beetles and Emerald Ash Borer

Facts, resources, and information about:

Sort Yards and Forestry Collection Sites

Boulder County has established Community Forestry Sort Yards – near Allenspark and Nederland – to collect logs, tree branches, yard waste, and noxious weeds from county residents. See Community Forestry Sort Yards of operating dates, locations and hours.

As a reminder, county residents may use the county’s and the city of Boulder’s year-round Yard Waste and Food Scrap Drop-off (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 wildfirepartners.org.

Latest News

Boulder County to launch refreshed website on Wednesday, April 19

April 17, 2017
Boulder County to launch refreshed website on April 19The updated website will include a more mobile-friendly platform and a streamlined... read more →

Sunshine Fire marks the start of wildfire mitigation season

March 23, 2017
Sunshine Fire marks the start of wildfire mitigation seasonBoulder County launches 2017 wildfire mitigation assistance programs for residents Boulder County,... read more →

Neighborhood meeting for Cold Springs Fire community members Feb. 27

February 21, 2017
Neighborhood meeting for Cold Springs Fire community members Feb. 27Boulder County, Colo. - A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for Monday,... read more →

North Foothills Prescribed Burn Window Set for Feb. 13 – 24

February 9, 2017
North Foothills Prescribed Burn Window Set for Feb. 13 – 24Possible Burns at Heil Valley Ranch and Hall Ranch Open... read more →

Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn Window Set for Nov. 28 – Dec. 14

November 22, 2016
Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn Window Set for Nov. 28 – Dec. 14Heil Valley Ranch will be closed during active... read more →

Contact Us

Mailing Address

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

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues

Email
Boulder County Land Use
2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Map & Directions
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

County Managed
Open Space Lands

Stefan Reinold
Sr. Resource Specialist
Forestry & Fire
Parks and Open Space
303-678-6202

Community Forestry Sort Yards

Wayne Harrington
Sort Yard Operator
Parks and Open Space
303-678-6368
Website: Community Forestry Sort Yards