Front Range Roundtable

Mission & Background

The Front Range Fuels Treatment Partnership Roundtable (now called the Front Range Roundtable) convened for the first time in May 2004. A precedent-setting consortium of 30 organizations including representatives from environmental organizations, academic and scientific communities, local governments, and federal and state agencies, the Roundtable developed a long-term vision for Front Range forest lands. The purpose of the vision has been to engage communities and foster support for the implementation of forest management goals that help protect communities and restore forest health. 

Roundtable members also have cultivated support for the work of the Front Range Fuels Treatment Partnership. During the Roundtable's first year, it supported the Partnership by sharing information about accomplishments with important constituent groups and decision-makers.

The Roundtable also had established four working groups - community engagement, ecology, economics and policy. The groups developed information and data to foster discussion and support for the adoption and implementation of a Front Range vision focused on community protection and forest health. In the fall 2005, each working group developed materials for presentations that were held along the Front Range in the regions of Grand County, Boulder and Larimer counties, El Paso and Douglas counties, and Parker and Teller counties. Representatives from non-governmental conservation organizations; local, county and state governments; land-management agencies; homeowner groups and others participated in those meetings and provided feedback on a Front Range vision.

The information and data developed by the working groups and feedback gathered at affiliate Roundtable meetings provided the foundation for the Roundtable’s 2006 report. This report detailed the group's findings and recommended 10 initiatives for successful implementation of a Front Range vision to protect communities and restore forest health in Colorado’s Front Range.

In 2007, the Front Range Roundtable met individually with the 10 Front Range counties - Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, El Paso, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, Teller - to connect the Roundtable's forest health and wildfire risk reduction efforts with work being done at the county level, and to assess county needs for support.

To learn more about what the Front Range Roundtable, please visit the Roundtable's website.