November 30, 2023
Boulder County’s Wildfire Partners Expands Services to East County Residents
Attend an Online Community Mitigation Planning Information Session on Dec. 12
- Wildfire mitigation support is now available to east Boulder County residents.
- Wildfire Partners Community Mitigation Services offers resources, tools, and expert guidance to help residents understand, prepare for, and mitigate wildfire risks.
- Attend an online Community Mitigation Planning Information Session on Dec. 12.
Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County’s Wildfire Partners announces a significant expansion of its mission with wildfire mitigation support now available to east Boulder County residents.
The wildfire mitigation program is now resourced to engage communities county-wide in collaboration with community members, fire departments, and municipal agencies. Previously Wildfire Partners’ mitigation program and services were available only to foothills and mountains residents.
Wildfire Partners will be conducting an information session for the public on Community Mitigation Planning including a short presentation and opportunity for questions on Tuesday, Dec.12 from 5-6 p.m. This session is aimed at anyone interested in organizing or leading their community in Community Mitigation Planning efforts.Topics will include:
- What are the goals and benefits to your community of Community Mitigation Planning?
- How do you determine which homes should be included in your Community?
- What is the role of the Community Liaison?
- How will Wildfire Partners support these efforts?
- When is the right time to apply?
What: Wildfire Partners Community Mitigation Planning Information Session
When: Tuesday Dec. 12 from 5-6 p.m. Presentation starting at 5 p.m., followed by Q&A session.
Who: Anyone considering organizing or leading community wildfire mitigation planning efforts in their community located in Unincorporated Boulder County, or Erie (Boulder County portions), Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Superior and Ward. The session is free and open to the public.
Where: Virtual meeting via Zoom. The meeting was recorded and posted online.
"Extending Boulder County’s Wildfire Partners outreach to the plains is a significant milestone and we are grateful to Boulder County voters for passing the Wildfire Mitigation sales and use tax that has made this possible,” said Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann. “Wildfire Partners is a successful model for wildfire mitigation in our mountain communities and following the successful pilot project in east Boulder County, we are now ready to extend this valuable service to all residents. We're excited to embark on this journey, fostering resilience across all of Boulder County. We encourage everyone to visit the Wildfire Partners website to receive important information about protecting their homes.”
This expansion centers on outreach and education efforts and community mitigation services. Community Mitigation Planning is the pivotal element, providing a collaboration between Wildfire Partners’ technical experts and community members to develop and implement a long-term risk reduction and preparedness roadmap. This approach encompasses suburban development which characterizes much of the east part of the county as well as townsites in the west county.
“In areas with higher density of homes, wildfire mitigation needs to be viewed as a community effort since what happens on one property will affect outcomes on the neighboring property,” said Abby Silver, Wildfire Partners’ Outreach Coordinator. “We are excited to be on the cutting edge in developing relevant wildfire mitigation programs for plains communities.”
Wildfire Partners’ new outreach team also offers in-person or virtual educational presentations, and community advising to HOA boards, neighborhood committees, and agency partners who want to include the latest wildfire mitigation guidance in their planning efforts. The Wildfire Partners website also provides a comprehensive array of resources, tools, and expert guidance to help residents understand, prepare for, and mitigate wildfire risks.
For more information, please visit the updated Wildfire Partners website, or contact Abby Silver, Wildfire Partners Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com or 720-564-2641. Sign-up for wildfire mitigation news.