The Grand County community is invited to participate in the process to update our Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Join experts this Saturday, December 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Grand Fire Protection District’s headquarters in Granby (60500 U.S. Highway 40) to learn what you can do to mitigate wildfire risk in our community.
The 2023 Grand County CWPP reviews, verifies, and/or identifies potential new priority areas where mitigation measures are needed to protect irreplaceable life, property and critical infrastructure in the County’s wildland-urban interface (WUI)—an area located between wildland and human development—from wildfire. The CWPP makes recommendations for hazardous fuels reduction, public outreach and education, structural ignitability reduction, and fire response capacity. It is designed to assist the County and landowners in ensuring that a future catastrophic wildfire is avoided or mitigated by assessing areas at risk, and recommending measures to decrease those risks.
This CWPP effort builds upon a long history of collaboration. The goal is that all recommended projects are designed to greatly reduce wildfire risk to residents, and help communities live safely in this fire-prone environment.
Grand County completed its last CWPP in 2006, with Fire Protection District–specific updates between 2007 and 2015. Grand County has contracted SWCA Environmental Consultants to develop the 2023 CWPP. The development of the 2023 Grand County CWPP has facilitated collaboration among local, state, and federal officials, as well as non-governmental stakeholders and private citizens.
If you are not able to join us on Saturday, there will be other opportunities to participate in the process via live online Q&A events. We would also like to encourage your participation by letting us know what your wildfire concerns are by taking a short community survey. Click this link: https://forms.office.com/r/iuGdn82x1J.
For more information about the project visit: https://grand-county-cwpp-gcgeo.hub.arcgis.com/