Land Stewardship Series

Learning and Understanding 

A new series of seminars for Jeffco residents that will provide an understanding and appreciation for Jeffco lands and their ecological benefits.

Evening events are held the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at:

Jeffco Open Space Building
700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401

Details for other events and their venues are listed below.

Seating is limited so registration is required.

Big Year Jeffco 2018

As part of our Land Stewardship Series Jeffco Invasive Species Management and Jeffco Open Space will be sponsoring BIG YEAR JEFFCO in 2018.

Because Jefferson County is home to over 200 species of birds, we decided to encourage people to get outside and document the birds they see within the county. BIG YEAR JEFFCO

Understanding Front Range Deer and Elk

Wednesday, August 15

6:00-7:30 PM

Tim Woodward, CPW Wildlife Officer will talk about deer and elk, their abundance, general biology, hunting seasons and why we hunt. He will help us understand how these animals use the Front Range and how their populations are changing. Register

Firewise - Learning to Protect Property Against Wildland Fire 

Wednesday, August 22

6:00-7:30 PM

Colorado’s Front Range is home to many landowners whose property may be vulnerable to periodic wildland fires.  Aaron Betcher, Jeffco’s Fire Management Officer, will speak about the  Firewise program and concept. This national program teaches people how to create defensible space, select fire resistant vegetation and how to harden your home against wildfires.  Firewise encourages neighbors and community’s to work together and take action now to prevent losses and ensure public safety.  Aaron will also talk about wildfire preparedness and help your family to plan ahead in the event of wildfire in your area. Register

Chatfield Farms Riparian Restoration

Wednesday, Sept. 19  6-7:30 pm

Join us to learn about Denver Botanic Garden at Chatfield Farms' riparian ecosystem restoration project.  Rebecca Hufft, Associate Director of Applied Conservation, will provide an update on the multi-year project being done along the section of Deer Creek that flows through Chatfield Farms.  The work has included improving wildlife habitat, weed management, planting native species, and monitoring the biodiversity of the site.  The project has the potential to improve the riparian areas both above and further downstream resulting in long-term regional benefits. Register

Developing a Restoration and Noxious Weed Management Plan

Wednesday, Sept 26  6-7:30 pm

Maria Bumgarner, Agriculture Conservation Coordinator, Jefferson Conservation District and Alicia Doran, Invasive Species Management Coordinator, Jefferson County, will introduce landowners to the process of developing a restoration and noxious weed management plan. This talk is geared towards landowners with more than 2-5 acres, but anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend.  Register

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