Forest Health

Nederland Saws and Slaws

Saws and Slaws is a community based effort to promote healthy forests and reduce fire danger in our neighborhoods.  The program brings neighbors and volunteers together to do fire mitigation on a group of properties within a neighborhood during the morning of the event and then share food and company afterwards with an afternoon potluck : “Forestry and Food”!   It is a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and build community.   After a morning of working side by side, participants get to look over their handiwork, see real progress towards reduced fire danger, and enjoy a summer afternoon gathering.

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Boulder County Wildfire Mitigation Quick Checklist:

Boulder County Forest Health Outreach Wildfire Mitigation Quick Checklist

FIREWISE Annual Spring Clean-Up

The 2015 FIREWISE Annual Spring Clean-Up is Saturday, June 6 at the Boulder County Transportation Yard on Ridge Road; located next to the Nederland Transfer Station. The event begins at 8 a.m. and ends when all dumpsters are full. Slash and recycling are free. There is a $10 fee for landfill waste, and proof of Boulder County Residency is required.

Nederland’s annual town clean-up takes place each spring (typically late May/early June), starting at 8am and ending when the dumpsters are full.  The event collects recyclable materials, junk, and other items, as well as coordinating slash and duff pick-up and forest health awareness. Please note: this event is for Boulder County Residents only.  Proof of residency will be required, such as a tax statement, mortgage document, lease agreement or utility bill, showing a physical address.  A driver’s license will not count as proof of residency.  See below for information from a previous clean-up. Also below is FIREWISE’s Homeowner Tip Sheet which also includes links to help residents protect their homes from wildfires.  Information about disposing of pine needles can also be found on this document.

  Town_of_Nederland_Spring_Clean_Up_Flier.pdf (512.2 KiB, 1,806 hits)

  2013CleanupTipSheet.pdf (300.9 KiB, 1,165 hits)

Nederland Community Sort Yard

Boulder County operates a sort yard at 291 Ridge Road. The facility is open this year from May 1 through October 17. More information on the sort yard can be found at:

Wildfire mitigation ranges from cutting grass and moving flammable material away from your home to thinning trees and removing low branches to keep surface fires from climbing into the crowns. The town, county and state have developed guides for wild mitigation and pine beetle identification.

For mitigation resources, visit these pages:

  PROSAB Forest Health Brochure (337.6 KiB, 1,130 hits)

Bark Beetles

Have a larger impact, identify and remove trees infested with Pine Beetles. Each infested tree you properly remove can save 4-7 trees the following year and up to 50 trees the next! Take your slash and logs from the infested trees to the Sort Yard for proper disposal.

For more information on bark beetles, visit this page:

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Check back here for news on upcoming neighborhood wildfire mitigation efforts.