Welcome to Gilpin County Extension

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The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents of all ages 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 club, 4-H afterschool programs and school enrichment, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.



Irene Shonle Director/Agent: M-Th 8:00-4:30

Heather Pearce Office Assistant: M-F 8:00-4:30

Phone: 303-582-9106


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Hot Topics

Powerpoint on Gilpin County Resources (from the Living in Gilpin County workshop on Aug 13, 2016)

New fact sheet -- do you have voles or Pocket Gophers?

2015 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests

Home Energy Audit Loan (HEAL) Program borrow a Kill-a-watt power monitor, thermal leak detector, and flicker checker for free from our office to detect electricity waste and air leaks. 

Mountain gardening blog with Gilpin and Jeffco Master Gardeners.



Fact Sheets & Publications