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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.

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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

Boulder County Community Forestry Sort Yards to open for the 2021 season

April 23, 2021 Boulder County Community Forestry Sort Yards to open for the 2021 season County residents can drop off tree branches, logs,... read more →

Nederland Sort Yard to reopen Wednesday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 21.

October 22, 2020 Nederland Sort Yard to reopen Oct. 28 through Nov. 21. Woody materials accepted Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5... read more →

Nederland and Allenspark Sort Yards season ends soon

October 5, 2020 Nederland and Allenspark Sort Yards season ends soon Meeker Park closes Oct. 10; Nederland closes Oct. 17. Boulder County, Colo. - The... read more →

Agreement establishes shared vision for forestry efforts across Boulder County

August 13, 2020 Agreement establishes shared vision for forestry efforts across Boulder County Boulder County, Colo. - Federal, state, and local governments joined with... read more →

Public land agencies remind visitors to exercise caution amid high fire risks

July 30, 2020 Five Colorado open space agencies continue to remind Front Range community members to practice responsible recreation as high temperatures and low humidity have helped to spark recent wildfires across the area. The possession of fireworks, lighting of fireworks and campfires are all prohibited. read more →

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
Forest Health
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues

Community Planning & Permitting
2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Map & Directions

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