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The Extension office provides assistance and programs for the community in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Boulder County has more than 5,000 properties from 1-100 acres totaling over 37,000 acres. This page is for those small acreage managers and anyone with wildlife questions.
This program area is managed by Sharon Bokan, Small Acreage Management Coordinator.

Small Acreage Management (SAM) Program

A number of small acreage landowners are first time acreage owners as well with lots of questions on how to manage their property, such as:

  • How do I set up a grazing management plan?
  • How do I deal with the weeds in my pasture?
  • How much forage can I expect to produce on my property?

If you have these questions or others about your small acreage, the SAM program can assist you. We can provide advice on pasture management, weed management and other issues commonly encountered by small acreage owners. Learn More…

Wildlife Master Program

Do you have squirrels chewing on your trees or raccoons eating your corn?  Tired of dealing with mice in your house? Wildlife Masters are available to provide information on how to deal with these critters and more.  Wildlife Masters are trained volunteers that can help the public deal with wildlife conflicts. Learn More…

Grass, Crop and Pollinator Trial Garden

The trial garden was established to provide landowners with a visual idea of what native grasses, pollinator and cover crop mixes look like and how they can be utilized on small acreages.  The plots are available for viewing 365 days/year.  The brochure and seed list are available below and also at the CSU Extension Office.


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Sign up for the BoCo Small Acreage Listserv

Join the Boulder County (BoCo) Small Acreage Listserv select BoCo_Small_Acreage from list and fill out form This listserv provides a means for us to send out information to Boulder County small acreage landowners to help them make better management decisions. It is also unmoderated, meaning that anyone subscribed to it can send emails to everyone on the list, providing a forum for discussion of small acreage issues.