In 2022, AFPD's pilot chipper program successfully helped homeowners reduce hazardous fuels and create defensible space around homes. Participating homeowners received guidelines for pre-registration, removing flammable brush, and stacking it near the side of the road. A contractor, acquired via competitive bid, chipped brush piles and brought them to the Pitkin County Landfill for composting.
- Participating HOA's: 3
- Total Days Chipping: 6
- Total landowners: 40
- Total fuels removed: 238 cubic yards of wood chips
In 2023, in partnership with Pitkin County and City of Aspen, AFPD will offer an expanded chipper program for high-wildfire-risk neighborhoods.
- Participating HOA's: 10+
- Total Days Chipping: 20+
- Total landowners: 120+
- Total fuels removed: 700+ cubic yards of wood chips