The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents improve their quality of life by offering a website, classes and programs that provide unbiased, research-based information on forestry, wildfire, wildlife, mountain gardening, noxious weeds and many other issues. Through our 4-H programs, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.
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Fire Protection in Gilpin County

Home defensible space/fire mitigation

Evacuation preparedness


  • 2-part webinar series (approximately 1 hour each) on Defensible Space is not Moonscape!

Part 1;Home ignition zone and defensible space

Part 2 Defensible space is not moonscape: firewise landscaping

Additional resources