Great Fire Mitigation Work Done in Blue Mountain

The Blue Mountain Forest Stewardship Initiative (FSI) was founded by a small group of concerned residents in 2013, as a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation with 501(c)3 IRS status, to implement the recommendations of the fire department’s 2008 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and to address forest health issues in the heavily forested, 600-acre Blue Mountain Estates

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Great Fire Mitigation Work Done in Copperdale

There are many neighborhoods in Coal Creek Canyon (CCC) working on wildfire risk reduction activities.  Each of these efforts is unique and dependent upon the initiative, needs, available resources, and capacities of the specific neighborhood. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) currently being developed is intended to assist CCC residents with understanding wildfire risk and developing actions to mitigate

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Update on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

Recap on why we need an updated CWPP. The Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) board of directors voted to update the District’s 2008 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in August of 2022, and contracted the services of The Ember Alliance to produce the CWPP in December of 2022. Upon completion, residents will have

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We Heard You!

The Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) and its Community Outreach Team members thank the CCC community for their robust support of the new Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). So far, residents have been given six ways to become engaged in the CWPP process and communicate to us your questions and concerns about living

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Consider Landscaping with Low Flammability Plants         

by Nate Goeckner, CCCFPD Community Outreach Team Since 2001, Colorado has experienced the top 20 largest wildfires in Colorado state history. The top five most destructive wildfires in Colorado have occurred since 2012, and the Marshall fire in December 2021 demonstrated that the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is growing and reaching communities that historically were

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Wildfires and Cascading Post-Wildfire Impacts

Wildfire in mountain communities can be devastating. Unfortunately, in many cases the fire is the beginning of cascading events that can include flooding, severe erosion, and debris flows. These post-wildfire impacts can pose risks to life safety, homes, infrastructure, and ecosystems. There are ways that we can be prepared for, and in some cases lessen

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