Rehabilitation for Burned Private Land
Colorado State Forest Service offers technical advice on all aspects of
forest management, fire, insects, tree diseases, and educational
materials. They can supply information on: thinning, pruning, tree
planting, contracting with local vendors, general forest health, slash
disposal, creating defensible space around homes, key factors to make
your home FireWise, evacuation preparation, what insect problems to
expect after fire damage to trees, how to identify and effectively treat
insect/disease problems in trees, community group meetings that address
fire, forest management, forest health issues, and information regarding
National Fire Plan grants dollars available to assist individuals and
homeowner associations. Representative of the Colorado State Forest
Service are available at the Hayman Recovery Assistance Center.
For Douglas, Elbert, Lincoln, and Arapahoe counties, call the Franktown
For Teller, Park, El Paso counties, call the Woodland Park District
For Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Park counties, call the Golden District
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a grant
program called Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP). The program is
designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by
fire, floods, earthquakes, or other natural disasters. It consists of
installing or repairing conservation measures that control flooding and
prevents soil erosion, as needed to protect life and property from
floods, drought, and erosion. It is applicable to any watershed impaired
by a natural occurrence. Sponsors must submit the grant application.
Sponsors can include federal agencies, legal sub-division of state or
local government. A 25% funding match is required. If you do work now,
save all receipts and record hours worked as they might be considered as
For further information or site visits regarding erosion, grass seed
mixtures, and soil stabilization contact the nearest office from the
list below. The NRCS will need property owners to sign a form
authorizing their staff to assess your land.
Sally Lobel – Jefferson County, 655 Parfet Street, Room E-300, Lakewood
Tony Puga/Dan Nossal – Douglas County, 410 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock
Gale Glen/Leon Kot, - Park/Teller Counties, CSFS Annex Building, 112
South Baldwin, Woodland Park - 719-686-9405
The Douglas County Slash/Mulch Program accepts material no larger than
6' long and 12" in diameter at 1400 Caprice Drive in Castle Rock, CO and
turns it into mulch. This facility is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Saturdays from May 18th through September 28th. This is a wildfire
mitigation and recycling program cooperative effort sponsored by the
Douglas County Commissioners, Plum Creek Wastewater Authority, and the
Town of Castle Rock. For additional information contact the Douglas
County Building Division at (303) 660-7497. The site cannot deal with
stumps, household garbage or domestic trash, grass clippings, tries, or
plastic. Free mulch is available on these days.
Douglas County will host a slash-mulch program July 20-21 and will be
open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The collection point will be in the open
field south of the DOTTS Park approximately 1/2 mile north of Trumbull
on Hwy. 67.
What will be taken: What will not be taken:
Tree branches, logs, pine needles (burned or unburned) Tree Stumps
All material must be cut into 4 to 4 1/2 foot lengths or less
Pine needles must be bagged and tied and must not contain domestic trash
If the site is not open, please do not dump materials on the roadway of
at the entrance to the site. This will only delay hauling efforts and
may effect how we handle future programs.
Should you have questions about the program, please call (303) 660-7480,
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Woodland Park Slash/Mulch accepts material no larger than 6’ long and 8”
in diameter at the vacant land south of U.S. Highway 24 and east of
Aspen Garden Way. This facility is open Saturdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and
Sundays Noon - 6 p.m. until September 1. You can get all the FREE mulch
at this site for your personal rehabilitation efforts. The site does not
accept roots, stumps, lumber, household trash, dirt or metal. The
service is free but a donation of a non-perishable food item for the
Community Cupboard is requested. For more information contact the
Colorado State Forest Service, Woodland Park District at (719) 687-2921.
Black Forest Slash/Mulch accepts material no larger than 6’ long and 8”
in diameter at Herring Road, 1/8 mile south of Shoup Road. At the
junction of Black Forest Road and Shoup Road go 1 mile east on Shoup to
Herring Road. This facility is open Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. and Thursdays 6 p.m. until dusk. You can also get mulch free of
charge if you load it yourself. The slashing and mulch service is free
but a donation of a non-perishable food item for Care and Share is
requested. The site does not accept roots, stumps, lumber, household
trash, dirt or metal. For more information contact El Paso County
Department of Solid Waste Management at (719) 575-8450 or Colorado State
Forest Service, Woodland Park District at (719) 687-2921.
Perry Park (Douglas County) has a slash hauling program scheduled for
August 12 and October 1. Call Keith Worley at 303-681-2492.
The West Douglas Fire Protection District is offering a chipping cost
share program. The landowner rents the chipper and the fire department
pays for half the cost. Contact them at 303-688-6055.
The Douglas County Cooperative Extension is compiling a mailing list of
people who want to order trees this fall, for planting next spring. Call
The Colorado State Forest Service, Woodland Park District (Park, Teller,
El Paso Counties) is compiling a mailing list of people who want to
order trees this fall, for planting next spring – Call 719-687-2951
The Jefferson County Wildfire Slash Cleanup Information for Mountain
Residents announced the following locations and date for the collection
of slash/limb/tree debris (maximum length 8ft.with a maximum diameter of
6in.) only (no stumps, household trash, construction material). The
original fees were $5-small pickup, $8-large pickup, $10-single axle
trailer, $15-double axle trailer, and $20 for a dump truck.
151 S. Rooney Road, Golden, is open Thursday – Sunday (9am – 4pm) until
October 27, 2002.