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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 through leadership opportunities.

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Gilpin County Fire Protection

  • Slash burning ordinance passed by Gilpin County Commissioners as of Dec 20, 2011. Burning slash can be a cost-effective method of reducing hazardous fuels on private lands.

    Burning without the permits will result in fines.

  • Gilpin County fire protection is provided by volunteers from Gilpin County. Volunteer today — call Timberline Fire Protection District at 303-582-5768.
  • Slash Site info Gilpin County – Gilpin County Slash site free for residents.

Home defensible space/fire mitigation

Evacuation preparedness

After the Fire

Pets, Horses and Livestock


  • “Wildfire! Preventing home ignition” Thought-provoking video – what you can do to keep your home from catching on fire.
  • Ember storm demonstration — a four minute video showing how a house can catch fire from flying embers in a wildfire. Three different sidings and two different roof types are tested.
  • Burning Down the House – How to Keep Your House from Burning Down in a Wildfire, from Boulder County Firefighters Association.

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Tax and Insurance

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