Natural Resources

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; Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic; Forest health issues; 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.

For information about High County Rural Living and Land Management, click here  for a booklet and click Middle Park Conservation District for more information.


East Troublesome Fire Recovery information can be found at the following links:  

Rocky Mountain National Park

USFS Information - Map of open areas and 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.