You are also invited to review maps and materials at an open house at the Grand Fire Protection District Station on Saturday, December 3rd, from 2-4 pm, 60500 U.S. Highway 40, Granby, CO 80446.
Grand County and other stakeholders are currently working with SWCA Environmental Consultants to develop the 2023 Grand County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A large part of this plan is the identification of communities within the County that are at risk from wildfire. We want to hear from you in order to understand how the County can better plan and prepare for potential wildfire in your community. Estimated time to complete: 7 minutes
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The County has chosen to use an interactive website, or story map, as the primary communication tool to gather community input on the draft plan and host information for public outreach events. The story map can be found here:
The main goals of a CWPP are:
• Collaboration- must be developed by local & state government, consulting with federal agencies.
• Prioritized fuel reduction- must identify the most at-risk areas for treatment of hazardous fuel and recommend actions to protect communities and infrastructure.
• Treatment of structural ignitability- must recommend measures that homeowners and communities can take to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.
• Definition of a WUI- gives each Core Team of agency stakeholders the ability to define their wildland urban interface (WUI) area, where homes and structures come into contact with wildland fuels.
• Community risk analysis- using field based or geographic information system methodology, the Core Team assesses all hazards and risks associated with wildfire spread throughout the planning area.
• Discussion of firefighting preparedness- to identify ways to enhance fire response.
• Community involvement- to ensure that the planning effort incorporates public input and grassroots level planning.