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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Mountain Area Slash Site Community Updates

Future Parcels Map for Mountain Area Slash Site

February 2024 Update

During the last community meeting on November 1, 2023, at West Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson County Parks and Conservation discussed plans to establish a slash (woody debris) drop site adjacent to and in conjunction with Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Station #3 on Settlers Drive. Description of the pending land exchange between Jefferson County and Terra Investments, Inc., and the need to terminate Protective Covenants on the parcels prior to transfer. After further review of these documents, termination is not necessary to complete the exchange or to establish the slash drop site, and the transfer of parcels is scheduled for mid-February.

Once the land exchange is complete, Jefferson County will begin planning and design for the slash site, which requires Location and Extent approval from Jefferson County Planning and Zoning. Terra Investments, Inc. intends to transfer its property to Turkey Creek Recreation Association to be used for outdoor recreation fields/courts. These sites will allow local fire districts and residents to drop off woody debris and chips from wildfire mitigation projects for most of the year. Additionally, it will allow for multi-purpose artificial turf fields to enable community sports programs to practice on. 

Please review this concise handout that explains the process and next steps in further detail.


Previous Community Meeting Info

November 1, 2023 6:30–8:00 p.m.
West Jefferson Middle School 
9449 S. Barnes Ave, Conifer, CO 80433

Please join us to discuss the steps and approvals needed to establish a local slash (woody debris) drop site adjacent to Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Station #3 on Settlers Drive. This site would allow local fire districts and/or residents to drop off wood chips and/or woody debris from wildfire mitigation projects for most of the year.

  • Collection location: Adjacent to Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District Station #3 on Settlers Drive
  • Purpose: Forest Health and Wildfire Mitigation


Homestead Filing No. 4 Protective Covenants (1976)
Homestead Filing No. 4 Protective Covenants Amendment (1999)

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Project Fact Sheet
Project Background FAQs


For additional information or questions, please contact Hillary Merritt, Jeffco Open Space, Deputy Director at 303-271-5925 or [email protected].

Parks_Conservation_Stacked_ColorSLASH logo graphic in color

Colorado Wildland Division Fire Protection Partner Logos

Jefferson County Open Space is proud to partner with the Conifer Wildland Division to support our community’s wildfire mitigation efforts.

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