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Welcome to the Jefferson County Natural Resources program. We are your local resource for questions regarding native plants, water, wildfire, forestry, and wildlife topics in Jefferson County, Colorado. Colorado State University has a variety of research based resources for the management or natural resources.

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Other Resources

Read our list of recommended resources from Jeffco Natural Resources Extension Agent Mari Johnson



Jefferson County Extension is offering a Natural Resource Management Virtual Academy for youth who are interested in the environment and ready to explore, in depth, their passion for Colorado’s natural resources. We will explore a variety of natural resource careers and topics. The week will include:

  • Online presentations July 27- 31, 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Additional at-home activities for those who want to do more
  • Earn a NRMA certificate by attending all 5 days!
  • Register in advance for this opportunity:
  • Each day’s offering is from 12-1 pm:
    July 27 – Andrew DuBois– Citizen Science Coordinator, Jefferson County Open Space
    July 28 – Kara Harders – Regional Small Acreage Specialist, CSU Extension/Natural Resource Conservation Service
    July 29 – Alicia Doran – Integrated Pest Management Coordinator and Jeffco Pest Inspector, Jefferson County
    July 30 – Ashley Farinacci – Fire Lookout, US Forest Service and Tyler Johnson – Regional Botanist, US Forest Service
    July 31- Erin Youngberg – Community and Outreach Biologist, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • Contact Mari Johnson for more information

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.