The Golden Field Office has assisted the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife for more than 30 years in maintaining healthy forests, reducing wildfire hazards and improving wildlife habitat on local properties such as the Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Mt. Evans State Wildlife Area and Staunton State Park. The office also assists Denver Mountain Parks, the Denver Water Board and Jefferson County Open Space through forest management activities on these locally owned public lands.

We support private landowners efforts to manage their forestlands through forest stewardship planning, insect and disease detection and control, and technical support and inspections for more than 160 forest agriculture properties.

We have been active in wildland-urban interface concerns for more than 20 years and continues to assist county planners and private developers review and implement wildfire mitigation plans for subdivisions, to help private landowners plan their defensible space activities around homesites, and to facilitate community wildfire planning and fuels reduction activities.

Forest Health Report Story Map

CSFS Forest Entomologist Dr. Dan West produced an Esri Story Map for the annual Forest Health Report, which offers users an interactive way to learn about local forest conditions.

Golden-area insects and diseases map

Wildfire Risk Viewer

The Wildfire Risk Viewer is a web-mapping application that allows users to identify specific wildfire risk levels within a 1/2-mile radius of a home, or any other point of interest on the map.

Golden-area wildfire risk map