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

Latest News

Community Chipping Program applications now being accepted

March 16, 2018 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Boulder County Community Chipping Program applications now... read more →

Slash pile and irrigation ditch burning scheduled this winter and spring

February 5, 2018 Slash pile and irrigation ditch burning scheduled on county open space this winter and spring Pile burns will be conducted... read more →

Boulder County, Eldora Mountain Resort, Sierra Club, and Middle Boulder Creek Coalition reach agreement on Eldora Mountain Ski Resort expansion

December 13, 2017 All parties will review of a Statement of Principles regarding future development and land preservation in and around Eldora Mountain Resort on Monday, Dec. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Boulder. read more →

Forest Health and Wildfire Mitigation Newsletter – October 2017

October 27, 2017 Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Forest Health and Wildfire Mitigation Newsletter, October 2017... read more →

‘Wildfire Partners’ Tour of Homes – Saturday, Sept. 30

September 20, 2017 On Saturday, Sept. 30, several Wildfire Partners are inviting interested neighbors and community members to come see mitigation work in action as part of the 2017 Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes. read more →

Contact Us

Mailing Address

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

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues

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

Community Forestry Sort Yards

Wayne Harrington
Sort Yard Operator
Parks and Open Space
Website: Community Forestry Sort Yards