Open Space - News

Posted on: November 27, 2017

(CANCELLED) Jeffco Open Space to Host Fuelwood Sale at Beaver Ranch Park, December 9 & 10, 2017

Pile of fuelwood

---UPDATE: The fuelwood sale has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment---

Permits are now available for the public to purchase fuelwood from forest management activities on approximately 40 forested acres at Conifer’s Community Park at Beaver Ranch. Weather dependent, a total of 36 permits will be granted over two separate pickup days.

The Jeffco Open Space fuelwood program provides low-cost wood to the community while assisting in the management of forests in our parks. This wood comes from forestry projects including removing dead or diseased trees, or thinning for forest health. Harvested wood is first used for structures within Jeffco Open Space parks such as picnic shelters, picnic tables, buck-and-rail fences, or other projects. The remaining wood is then made available to the public.

Program Details: Those interested should be aware that the wood will be very green, heavy, and sap-laden and will not be ready to burn this winter.

  • Permits must be pre-purchased at the Jeffco Open Space office and shown at the pick-up site
  • Bring your own chainsaw; no electrical power available at site
  • 4x4 vehicle suggested
  • Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check
  • Limit of one (1) permit per person, per day

Permits are available at the Jeffco Open Space office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80401.


Cost:

  • $25 for standard pickup (about a cord of wood)
  • $20 for compact pickups
  • Trailers will not be allowed due to lack of space at site

 

Pickup Location:

Conifer’s Community Park at Beaver Ranch

11369 S. Foxton Road

Conifer, CO 80433


Pickup Times:

Permits are for a two-hour window on December 9 and 10, 2017 between:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972. Our mission is to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy, nature-based experiences. Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, our organization contributes to city and park district projects, has preserved more than 54,000 acres, and manages 28 open space parks and more than 236 miles of trails in Jefferson County, Colorado.

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