The Larimer County Forester has been appointed as the County Pest Inspector by the County Commissioners. The pest inspector's work is done under the "Pest Control Act" and specifically Article 4 of title 35, C.R.S. In Larimer County, the Commissioners have decided that five pests should be controlled:

  • Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae)
  • Douglas-fir beetle (Dendroctonus pseudotsugae)
  • Spruce beetle (Ips hunteri)
  • Thousand cankers disease
  • Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma ulmi)

Though enforcement of the "Pest Control Act" is the goal of the County Pest Inspector, Larimer County wants to make positive contacts with landowners. The inspector will promote education concerning forest pests and encourage control and stewardship of the land. Your piece of the planet is only a small piece of the overall landscape. But what happens on your property or your neighbor's property does have an impact on those around you.

Forestry

Larimer County Forester

OFFICE: 2649 E. Mulberry St., Suite 6, Fort Collins, CO 80524
PHONE: (970) 498-5765
EMAIL: dlentz@larimer.org
OFFICE HOURS: 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday (except holidays)