Upcoming…..

Tree Donor Program from Black Forest Together

Beginning February 2018, we will start scheduling for our tree donor program.

Available trees will be 3-6 feet, transplanted in groups of 10, already acclimated to our altitude, and average less than $100 per tree. Watch for more details after the holidays!


Seedling Giveaway

Tentatively scheduled for May 2018.


Want to Volunteer? Volunteer Groups Needed for Summer Wood Chipping projects

Is your group looking ahead for spring/summer projects? There is still much outdoor work to be done, cleaning up from the fire! We can use all ages and stages of workers, and we find that a group of 8-12 workers is ideal. Please contact the Resource Center for more details on how to help. (resourcecenter@blackforesttogether.org)

Current volunteer openings include Office Volunteer, Grant Researcher, Grant Writer.


Black Forest Together’s First Annual Fundraiser = Success

Fun(d) in the Forest

Thanks to all of you that attended the 1st Annual Black Forest Together fund raising dinner and auction on Saturday, the 7th. And thanks to those that participated in the Silent Auction and to those that made financial donations.

A special thanks to our sponsors: “Frankies Too” Sports Bar and Restaurant, located at 7376 McLaughlin Road, Falcon (Frankie & Kathy Patton donated all of the great BBQ and side dishes); Magnum Shooting Center; Green Leaf Forestry; Tree Beavers; Classic Homes; AC Brewery/Native Colorado Brewery and The Ouray Hotel.

We would like to recognize Sandy and Robert Broussard and Janice and Jim Chapman for participating in the Black Forest Together Tree Donor Program and donating Ponderosa Pine Trees for the auction.

We also acknowledge the raffle donations from Lorraine Wallace, Cathy Lane, Jean Keanon, Alphie Hutmacher and Jean Ragsdale.

Recognition also goes to the Black Forest Community Club for providing a wonderful venue for this event and Randy Bowen of Bowen Pottery & Bob Tudor for entertaining our guests.

Our dinner and auction was attended by approximately 230 and was incredibly successful as nearly $14,000 was raised to help cover Black Forest Together’s operating expenses. This was truly a “community event” which demonstrated a community’s commitment to helping the victims of the 2013 fire while providing the resources to mitigate the forest and protect our watersheds and wild life.

We look forward to seeing all of you at next year’s dinner and auction!!!

If you were not able to attend this event and have not donated to Black Forest Together, we would encourage you to participate by considering a tax deductible donation here,  or by mailing a donation to our address: 11460 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, CO 80908


Do you Need More Information on Noxious Weeds?

For more information on the identification and treatment of noxious weeds, follow this link to access the El Paso Noxious Weeds online booklet. If you have additional questions, contact information is available on their website.

http://adm.elpasoco.com/Environmental%20Division/Forestry%20and%20Noxious%20Weeds/Pages/default.aspx

Also, below is a link on how to calibrate spray equipment and calculate the correct amount of chemical to use.

Calibration and Chemical Application Article


Seedling Planting Guidebook

For those who received seedling from our giveaway, here is a link to a guidebook to help you plant and successfully grow those seedlings Nursery-Planting-guide2015


Resource Center Volunteer Staff hours are 9-1 Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary, but a call to confirm that we are open would be wise. If you need an appointment outside of office hours, call 495-2445 during office hours and we will do our best to accommodate you.”


 Read the 2016 Black Forest Together Annual Report

To access the report, click here


Donate To Black Forest Together Click here to use PayPal to Donate. You do not need a PayPal account.