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

Boulder County Community Forestry Sort Yards to open for the 2019 season in May

May 3, 2019 Boulder County Community Forestry Sort Yards to open for the 2019 season in May County residents can drop off tree... read more →

Boulder County hosting World GIS Day Event and Presentations on Nov. 14

November 9, 2018 Boulder County hosting World GIS Day Event and Presentations Nov. 14 GIS Day presentations in Boulder are free and open... read more →

Prescribed burns scheduled for this fall and winter

October 12, 2018 Prescribed burns scheduled for this fall and winter Slash pile burns may begin this Sunday, Oct. 14, at Walker Ranch.... read more →

Nederland and Meeker Park Forestry Sort Yards Season Ending Soon

October 4, 2018 Nederland and Meeker Park Sort Yards Season Ending Soon Meeker Park closes Oct. 6; Nederland closes Oct. 13. Boulder County,... read more →

Events and prizes planned for Wildfire Awareness Month

May 1, 2018 The Wildfire Partners program is offering free home assessments for homeowners to support their mitigation efforts. 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