Classes and Events
Wildfire Wednesdays – Free webinar series every Wednesday in October, 6-7:30 pm.
*** Gilpin County Office of Emergency Management and Gilpin CSU Extension strongly encourage Gilpin residents to participate! ***
Free virtual speaker series, every Wednesday in October, 6-7:30 pm.
October 7: Fire Ecology and Behavior Tony Cheng PhD, Professor, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University and Director, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute. Watch the recording here
October 14: Defensible Space and Home Hardening Daniel Beveridge, Wildfire Mitigation Program Specialist, Colorado State Forest Service
October 21: Fire Resistant Landscaping Irene Shonle PhD, Horticulture Associate, Colorado State University Extension – El Paso County
October 28: Evacuation Preparedness and Animal Evacuation Ragan Adams DVM, Coordinator, Veterinary Extension Specialist Group College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University Sharon Bokan, Small Acreage Coordinator, Colorado State University Extension – Boulder County
Register here in advance. http://bit.ly/WildfireWed
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Brought to you by Colorado State University Extension
Wolves in Colorado: Stories & Science Webinar Series
After a nearly 80-year absence, gray wolves appear to be on the verge of returning to Colorado. In July 2019, a lone radio-collared wolf became the state’s first confirmed Canis lupus sighting in the wild in years. Then, in January, a separate pack appeared in Moffat County in northwest Colorado. This November, voters will go to the polls to determine the fate of Ballot Proposition 114 which, if passed, would charge the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission with formally reintroducing wolves no later than 2023.
In this special webinar series, we’ll explore wolf reintroduction through the lens of science, policy, and lived experiences. Our diverse group of panelists will discuss the current state of wolf populations, dive into the data about the species’ role in the ecosystem, talk trade-offs, and hear firsthand stories from those who’ve already been living amongst wolves in other parts of the U.S.
Oct 8: Community Perspectives and Conflict over Wolves
Oct 15: The Values and Costs of Wolves
Oct 22: The Experience of Living With Wolves
Registration is now open for the wolf webinar series, presented by CSU and Denver Museum of Nature and Science Institute for Science and Policy.
Where do Insects go in the Winter?
October 9 at 12:00 PM Mountain Time
Lisa Mason, CSU Entomologist will discuss insects in the winter in this free webinar. Registration is required. Register here.
Seed Saving Webinar
Oct. 16, 2020 at Noon
Presented by Sarah Schweig, Broomfield County Extension. Class is free but registration is required. Register here.
Check back for more upcoming classes and events!
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. If you have a disability for which you seek an accommodation, please notify Gilpin Extension before the event. Contact us for information about financial assistance. Colorado State University Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado counties cooperating.