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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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Gilpin County Fire Protection

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.

Additional resources

Tax and Insurance

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.