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.