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 wildfirepartners.org.

Latest News

Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain may be closed Friday, Sept. 16, for a prescribed burn.

September 14, 2022 Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain may be closed Friday, Sept. 16, for a prescribed burn. Park will re-open Saturday,... read more →

Fall 2022 Prescribed Burn Dates for County Open Space Announced

August 30, 2022 Fall 2022 Prescribed Burn Dates for County Open Space Announced Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain and Hall Ranch will be... read more →

Boulder County Commissioners adopt ballot measures for wildfire mitigation, emergency response, and transportation

August 5, 2022 Three ballot measures would introduce two new sales and use taxes to fund wildfire mitigation and emergency services, and to extend the county’s existing transportation sales tax. read more →

Boulder County Commissioners to consider ballot measures for wildfire mitigation, emergency response, and transportation

July 22, 2022 Commissioners are considering asking voters in November to support new sales taxes for wildfire mitigation and emergency response, and to extend the existing countywide transportation sales tax. read more →

Boulder County selected to receive grant funding for forest restoration and wildfire mitigation work.

July 15, 2022 Boulder County selected to receive grant funding for forest restoration and wildfire mitigation work. $1 million from the Colorado Strategic... read more →

Contact Us

Mailing Address

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

Property Owner &
Private Land Issues

Email
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
303-678-6202

Community Forestry Sort Yards

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