Woodland Park District

Wildfire Mitigation

Homeowners, landowners and communities bear the ultimate responsibility to help protect themselves, their property and their local values at risk from the threat of wildland fire.

Protect your Home, Property and Forest from Wildfire

2012 Waldo Canyon Fire

The Woodland Park District works with county planners to mitigate wildfire hazards and is an active participant in the Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners.

Homeowners can take a number of steps to protect their property and help alleviate the spread of wildland fires. Preventive measures include clearing excess fuel, creating defensible space around homes and using Firewise practices. Many Coloradans living in the foothills in ponderosa and lodgepole forests need to consider the fire-prone nature of these ecosystems.

Wildfire hazards exist on most forested home sites; however, many hazards can be reduced to acceptable levels. A forester can assist you in determining these hazards around your home and on your forested property. Such visits are by appointment only, and have an associated service fee. To schedule an appointment, please call the Woodland Park District at (719) 687-2921.

Additional Wildfire Mitigation Resources

Post-Fire Rehabilitation & Vegetative Recovery

For information and publications, visit the CSFS Post-Fire Rehabilitation web page.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans – El Paso, Park & Teller Counties

2002 Hayman Fire

For more information about developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), visit the CSFS Community Wildfire Protection Planning web page.

To view or download CWPPs completed in El Paso, Park and Teller counties, please visit the CSFS Colorado Community Wildfire Protection Plans by county web page.