Colorado State Forest Service personnel serve as resources for landowners, homeowners and communities so they have the knowledge to fully prepare for future wildfires.
What is Wildfire Mitigation?
As more people build homes, operate businesses and recreate in areas where wildlands border urban areas, wildfire threats to properties and lives increase.
Wildfire mitigation actions are on-the-ground treatments of forested properties implemented to reduce the threat of wildfire. These actions can take place before, during or after a wildfire has occurred. The CSFS is the lead state agency in fuels mitigation expertise in Colorado and an excellent resource for residents who want to gain more information and take steps to decrease the threat of wildfire to their property.
Are You At Risk?
More than two million Coloradans live in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Are you one of them?
The wildland-urban interface is any area where man-made improvements are built close to, or within, natural terrain and flammable vegetation, and where high potential for wildland fire exists. If you live in the WUI, you are at risk.
How Can the CSFS Help?
The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) develops education materials and programs to assist homeowners, landowners and communities in taking action to reduce their wildfire risk.
As part of Colorado's Forest Action Plan, the CSFS developed the Colorado Statewide Forest Resource Strategy with the goal of protecting forests from harm. This includes encouraging the creation of fire-adapted communities through the implementation of forest management to increase forest resiliency. The CSFS provides a variety of programs and resources for homeowners and communities to achieve this goal.
Remember that protecting a home, property and a community from wildfire is not a one-time effort. It is a process and requires ongoing participation, maintenance and shared responsibility. The following programs and resources are tools that can help homeowners, landowners and communities begin the process of reducing their wildfire risk.