Natural Resources

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management, your local fire protection districts, and the Grand County Wildfire Council are working with SWCA Environmental Consultants to develop a county-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). An important part of the planning process is hearing from the communities within the planning area. This means we would like to hear from you. The Draft Grand County CWPP will be open for public comment and review on Monday, April 3 and will close on Sunday, April 16. Comments can be submitted via the Storymap, on the CWPP tab 

What is a CWPP?

VISITORS: Know Before You Go    

Motor Use Vehicle Maps & Road Conditions    

Grand County Natural Resources (GCNR) was created in response to the mounting natural resource issues facing Grand County. These issues include but are not limited to:  invasive species; Threatened and Endangered species; Forest health issues; wildfire recovery and other environmental issues and concerns.

GCNR strives to implement sound natural resource management strategies for the protection and enhancement of local natural resources and to educate and assist the public of Grand County.  GCNR is engaged and involved with numerous natural resource programs and projects across the Grand County landscape. Many of our efforts are coordinated with private landowners, state and federal land management agencies, and our adjacent counties. 

For further information about our projects/programs, please click on one of the links to the left, in the blue panel.

Please go to Wildland Fire Mitigation page for more information about Chipping Days and projects related to Wildland Fire.

Please click on the picture below for a copy of the Rural Living & Land Management Handbook.  For a printed copy, go to the Middle Park Conservation District Website

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Flash Flood Threat Within Fire Burn Scars

East Troublesome Fire and Williams Fork Fire information can be found at the following links:  

Rocky Mountain National Park

USFS Information - East Troublesome Fire Closure InformationWilliams Fork Fire Information Know Before You Go information

BLM areas in Grand County are open 

For information about private land recovery, please check the Middle Park Conservation District website:

Grand County and Northern Water have partnered to sponsor Emergency Watershed Program cost-share projects on private lands to protect life and property as a result of the East Troublesome Fire in 2020.  Please go to for more detailed information on what's happening.