• Reducing wildfire risk for a safer community.

    We’re taking a stronger stance on forest health to protect our community from the devastation of a large wildfire.

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  • The outdoors is our playground. Let’s take care of it!

    Managing the impacts of recreation growth preserves our quality outdoor experiences and healthy natural environments.

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  • Keeping the country looking like country.

    In much of Colorado, green valleys and open views have been lost to urban sprawl. We’re doing it differently by supporting working lands so they stay in production.

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The Common Ground Fund helps protect Chaffee County’s unique character, because our quality of life matters the most.

Common Ground invests in community fuel breaks


Forest mitigation work creates areas to fight wildfires, support evacuation and improve wildlife habitat.

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Chaffee Chips helps landowners prep for wildfire

Fire mitigation program helps landowners create defensible space around their homes by coordinating neighborhood efforts. Service goal is to increase acres treated in priority areas.

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Mini-grant supports mighty Wilderness stewardship effort

Healthy Horn Fork project could lead to a new management model for Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, beyond.

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