Forest Management & Fire Mitigation

Nearly 60% of Middle Park is covered by Coniferous and Deciduous forests.  Furthermore, the lodgepole forests of Middle Park have been plagued with the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic.  As a result, the majority of our mature lodgepole pine stands are now dead.  Promoting post-beetle kill forest restoration and management is now critical. Middle Park Conservation District strives to 1) Improve the health and productivity of our forests through proper forest management and wildfire mitigation; 2) Increase the habitat value of our forests for the wildlife that inhabit them and use them as corridors. 

Tree Seedling Program
East Troublesome Fire (ETF) Resources
Grand County Fire Restrictions

Summit County Fire Restrictions
Grand County Fuels Reduction Program & Free Chipping Days
MPCD’s Ultimate Land Management & Rural Living Guide

Wildfire Mitigation Linkswildfire4

Grand County Wildfire Council Website
NEW! Wildfire Preparedness Guide
Home Ignition Zone & Defensible Space SELF-ASSESSMENT
List of Firewise Plant Materials
Firewise Landscaping Presentation
Wildfire & Insurance Mailer (GCWC & GCBOR)
Wildfire Mitigation Tax Subtraction Info
Grand County Open Burning Info
Slash Pile Construction Guide

Forest Management Links

Forest Insects and Diseases
CSFS Landowner Programs
Forest Health & Management Resources
Other CSFS Publications
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners
My Land Plan Website
Colorado Tree Farmers
Take a Break from the Wind! (Publication on Windbreaks & Living Snow Fences)

Working Trees Series

MPCD Newsletter Articles

Forest Management for Colorado Ranchers (dray grey box)
Living Snow Fences (dark blue/green box in left column)
CSFS Good Neighbor Agreement (green box at bottom)
Firewise Landscaping 101
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Wildfire Triage Checklist (dark grey box)
Grilling Safety Reminders (light grey box)
Wildfires & Equipment Use (light grey box)
Fire & Water (deep red box)
Slash Pile Burning (deep red box in left column)
Defensible Space & Firewise Landscaping (moss green box in right column)
Wildfire Mitigation Tax Breaks (rusty brown box in left column)
Fire Hazards of Open Floor Plans (yellow box)
Wildfire Preparation (yellow box near bottom)
Climate Change and Forest Management (gray box at bottom)


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