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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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Recorded Webinars

Wildfire Preparedness Webinar 

Mountain Gardening Webinar

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.

Download Colorado Wolves Informational Package

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.   

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