• 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. 
    • To burn slash on your property, you must have two permits - one from the county and one from the state (for smoke).
    • Burning without the permits will result in fines.

      For more information, read the slash pile burn brochure.

  • Gilpin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) - on Gilpin County website
  • Gilpin County fire protection is provided by volunteers from Gilpin County. Volunteer today -- call Timberline Fire Protection District at 202-582-5768.

Fire resources from CSU Extension (click for many more resources)

Home defensible space/fire mitigation

NEW! 2-part webinar series (approximately 1 hour each) on Defensible Space is not Moonscape!

Part 1; Home ignition zone and defensible space

Part 2 Defensible space is not moonscape: firewise landscaping

Newly updated defensible space fact sheet from the CSFS

New FIrewise Construction: Site design and building materials



Evacuation preparedness



  • More fire preparedness resources