Slash Pile Guide
Piles must be stacked by 8 a.m. on the scheduled chipping day.
Chipping will take place Monday through Friday.
Improperly stacked piles, and any piles stacked after 8 a.m, may not be identified or collected.
Stack piles neatly (no bags), with the large ends of branches facing the road.
Place piles within 5 feet of the roadway, but not touching the road or in drainage ditches.
NO piles on or in driveways, piles must be on a roadway accessible to the crew and equipment.
Maximum pile size is 5 'x 5' x 5'. There is a 15-pile limit per address for each sign up period.
After crews have removed your pile, clear away any remaining branches, needles and debris.
Do not combine piles with neighbors' piles or place piles in other neighborhoods.
NO piles that have been created by any machinery
Piles that have rocks, dirt/debris, trash, or root wads will NOT be chipped.
Douglass Ranch Extinguisher
Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. And more and more, people are living in forest areas and grasslands where wildfires are a real risk. By working together, there are things residents within the DRPOA community can do to make their home and family safe––and neighborhood safe.
Wildfire Mitigation Survey
Douglass Ranch residents are likely well aware of the potential for wildfire. A number of large Colorado wildfires in recent years has kept the wildfire topic in the news.
The survey results are intended to help the Firewise committee be responsive to the neighborhood, and help develop a path forward in neighborhood-wide wildfire mitigation.
Click on the link below to begin the survey
Logging Hours, Time & Expense.
Maintining our Firewise Certification is a community-wide effort. Each residential dwelling invest a minimum of one volunteer hour.
Download the Time and Expense Investment Example below to see how your volunteer efforts can be applied in helping the Douglass Ranch community maintain its "Good Standing" status.
The FW Certification Spreadsheet is an Excel document. By clicking on the link, the document will download directly to your computer. Check the download icon on your browser, or go to "Downloads" in Mac Finder window or Microsoft's File Explorer.
If you need assistance, contact
Wildfire Risk Assessment
Forest Fire Management Plan
In 2016, Chief Bill McLaughlin of Elk Creek Fire Protection District, conducted a comprehensive wildfire risk assessment for the entire Douglass Ranch subdivision
the detailed report outlines problem areas and provides wildfire safety action plan.
Firewise is a voluntary program that provides a framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance
of their homes and community.