There are many levels of wildfire awareness and safety, starting at the individual parcel level, then the community/subdivision/HOA, up to the Town, County, and beyond. GCWC’s ultimate goal is to create a “Fire Adapted Grand County”.
The Need for Fire Adaptation
The East Troublesome Fire of 2020 burned almost 200,000 acres of our precious Grand County land. With more than 800,000 acres left unburned, we need to make the pledge to engage with wildfire prevention, preparedness, mitigation, and survival. The GCWC is the lead local agency working to create a more fire adapted Grand County, a community that consists of prepared and informed citizens, collaboratively planning and taking action to safely coexist with wildland fire. We must create a fire culture that allows fire to play more of its natural role while protecting people and assets from the damage it can do.
- BeWildfireReady.org is your one-stop shop for all wildland fire information in Grand County
- NEW! Wildfire Prevention, Preparedness and Survival Guide – the ultimate all-in-one wildfire guide specifically adapted for Grand County Colorado
- Defensible Space Tools including a Defensible Space Self-Assessment and HIZ Estimator
- Fire Restriction Information
- For Communities looking to become Firewise USA, click here
- GCWC Programs
- Community Chipping Days
- Fuels Reduction Cost Share Funds (Pre-Fire & Post-Fire)
- Reflective Address Signs (order online)