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Forestry Resources

Forests & Fire

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 inhabits them and use them as corridors. 

Grand County Fire Restrictions
Summit County Fire Restrictions

Wildfire Mitigation Links

Home Ignition Zone & Defensible Space SELF-ASSESSMENT

Grand County Wildfire Council Website
Summit County Wildfire Council Website 
List of Firewise Plant Materials
Grand County Open Burning Info

Wildfire & Insurance Mailer (GCWC & GCBOR)Firewise Landscaping PresentationGrand_Forestry_Contractors_2023Slash Pile Construction GuideSummit_Forestry_Contractors_2021

Wildfire Recovery Resources

Forest Management Links

Forest Insects and DiseasesEstate Planning for Forest LandownersTake a Break from the Wind! (Publication on Windbreaks & Living Snow Fences)

CSFS Landowner Programs
Forest Health & Management Resources
Other CSFS Publications
My Land Plan Website
Colorado Tree Farmers

Working Trees Series

Working Trees for AgricultureWorking Trees for CommunitiesWorking Trees for LivestockWorking Trees for PollinatorsWorking Trees for Water QualityWorking Trees for Wildlife
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