Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) represent the best opportunity we have to address the challenges of the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in a way that brings about comprehensive and locally supported solutions.

Community Planning

Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Community Wildfire Protection Plans are authorized and defined in Title I of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) passed by Congress on November 21, 2003, and signed into law by President Bush on December 3, 2003.

The Healthy Forests Restoration Act places renewed emphasis on community planning by extending a variety of benefits to communities with a wildfire protection plan in place. Critical among these benefits:

  • The option of establishing a localized definition and boundary for the wildland-urban interface (WUI)
  • The opportunity to help shape fuels treatment priorities for surrounding federal and non-federal lands

Public safety, community sustainability

The CWPP, as described in the Act, brings together diverse local interests to discuss their mutual concerns for public safety, community sustainability and natural resources. It offers a positive, solution-oriented environment in which to address challenges such as:

  • Local firefighting capability
  • The need for defensible space around homes and subdivision
  • Where and how to prioritize land management on both federal and non-federal land

Key Components of a CWPP in Colorado

Participants

  • The CWPP process must include local government, the local fire authority, local CSFS representatives and representatives of relevant federal land management agencies, as well as other relevant non-governmental partners.
  • Partners should assess community risks and values, identify protection priorities and establish fuels treatment projects.

Plan Components

  • A description of the community’s wildland-urban interface (WUI) problem areas, preferably with a map and narrative.
  • Information on the community’s preparedness to respond to a wildland fire.
  • A community risk analysis that considers, at a minimum, fuel hazards, risk of wildfire occurrence and community values to be protected both in the immediate vicinity and the surrounding zone where potential fire spread poses a realistic threat.
  • Identification of fuels treatment priorities on the ground and methods of treatment.
  • Ways to reduce structural ignitability.
  • An implementation plan.

Level of Specificity

  • A CWPP can be developed for any level of “community,” from a homeowners association or mountain town to a county or metropolitan city.
  • Information contained in the plan should be at a level of specificity appropriate for the community.
  • County level plans can be used as an umbrella for community plans but should not be considered a substitute. A county plan will not provide the detail needed for project-level planning.

Adapting Existing Plans & Combining Related Plans

If an existing plan already meets the majority of the CWPP criteria, a community plan can be adapted to meet the remainder of the criteria. This needs to be done in collaboration with community members and relevant partners as listed in the Participants component of the CWPP.

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Related Information

Income Tax Subtraction for Wildfire Mitigation Measures

Colorado landowners with property located in a wildland-urban interface area may qualify to receive a tax subtraction for the costs of wildfire mitigation work:

As authorized by §39-22-104(4)(n)(ll), C.R.S., for income tax years 2009 through 2024 individuals, estates and trusts may subtract from federal taxable income certain costs incurred in performing wildfire mitigation measures. For qualifications and limitations under the Wildfire Mitigation Measures Subtraction, please visit the Colorado Department of Revenue.

The following Colorado Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are organized by county.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Alamosa

Alamosa County CWPP (2009) (14.4 MB PDF)

Arapahoe

Eastern Arapahoe County CWPP (2012) (4.4 MB PDF)

Archuleta

Archuleta County CWPP (2008) (19.1 MB PDF)

Echo Canyon Ranch CWPP (2013) (9.9 MB PDF)

Loma Linda Subdivision (2016) (4.5 MB PDF)

Baca

Baca County CWPP (2011) -Appendix B Addition 2013 (2.2 MB PDF)

Bent

Bent County CWPP (2011) -Appendix Addition 2013 (1.8 MB PDF)

Boulder

Boulder County CWPP (2011) (6.1 MB PDF)

Allenspark CWPP (2009) (3.9 MB PDF)

Boulder Rural Fire Protection District CWPP (2007) (5.1 MB PDF)

Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District CWPP (2006) (4.1 MB PDF)

City of Boulder CWPP (2007) (3.6 MB PDF)

Four Mile Fire Protection District CWPP (2006) (5.4 MB PDF)

Gold Hill Fire Protection District CWPP (2006) (11.8 MB PDF)

Lefthand Fire Protection District CWPP (2015) (9 MB PDF)

Lyons Fire Protection District CWPP (2011) (10.5 MB PDF)

Nederland Fire Protection District CWPP (2011) (12.9 MB PDF)

Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District CWPP (3.2 MB PDF)

Sugarloaf Fire Protection District CWPP (2008) (5 MB PDF)

Sunshine Fire Protection District CWPP (2013) (10 MB PDF)

Chaffee

Chaffee County CWPP (2014) (2.1 MB PDF)

Alpine – Town of St. Elmo CWPP (2009) (37 KB PDF)

Game Trail CWPP (2008) (2.4 MB PDF)

Maysville – North Fork CWPP (2008) (22 KB PDF)

Mount Harvard Estates CWPP (2009) (939 KB PDF)

Poncha Springs CWPP (2009) (3.2 MB PDF)

Trail West Association CWPP (2012) (986 KB PDF)

Cheyenne

Cheyenne County CWPP (2011) -Appendix Addition 2013 (7.3 MB PDF)

Clear Creek

Clear Creek County CWPP (2008) (20.4 MB PDF)

Fall River Watershed CWPP (2009) (2.1 MB PDF)

Conejos

NE Conejos County FPD CWPP (2009) (3.8 MB PDF)

Central Conejos County FPD CWPP (2009) (7.3 MB PDF)

NW Conejos County FPD CWPP (2009) (7.3 MB PDF)

South Conejos County FPD CWPP (2009) (19.4 MB PDF)

West Conejos County CWPP (2019) (32 MB PDF)

Costilla

Costilla County Fire Protection District Draft CWPP (2008) (4.7 MB PDF)

Forbes Park Landowners Association CWPP (2010) (3.7 MB PDF)

Forbes Wagon Creek Ranches CWPP (2007) (970 KB PDF)

Crowley

Crowley County CWPP (2011) -Appendix Addition 2013 (512 KB PDF)

Custer

Custer County CWPP (2007) (9.9 MB PDF)

Cuerno Verde Homeowners Association (2019) (17.3 MB PDF)

Sangres Foothills (2018) (11 MB PDF)

Delta

Cedaredge Fire Protection District CWPP (2015) (4 MB PDF)

Crawford Fire Protection District CWPP (2015) (12 MB PDF)

Delta County CWPP (2011) (10.7 MB PDF)

Hotchkiss Fire District (2015) (14 MB PDF)

Paonia Fire Protection District (2015) (12 MB PDF)

Dolores

Dolores County CWPP (2007) (1.5 MB PDF)

Douglas

Douglas County CWPP (2011) (11.6 MB PDF)

Burning Tree Ranch CWPP (2008) (8.9 MB PDF)

Greater Sage Port CWPP (2014) (9 MB PDF)

Happy Canyon CWPP (2008) (3.9 MB PDF)

Hidden Village CWPP (2008) (5.2 MB PDF)

Perry Park CWPP (2005) (8.5 MB PDF)

Perry Pines and Park Ridge Pines CWPP (2012) (6.4 MB PDF)

Pine Ridge CWPP (2014) (13.6 MB PDF)

Roxborough Park CWPP (2007) (10.2 MB PDF)

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority CWPP (2010) (22.7 MB PDF)

South Platte CWPP (2007) (5.7 MB PDF)

Spruce Mountain Estates CWPP (2015) (1 MB PDF)

Valley Park CWPP (2012) (3.1 MB PDF)

Woodlands Escavera CWPP (2007) (4.4 MB PDF)

Woodmoor Mountain CWPP (2007) (6.2 MB PDF)

Eagle

Eagle County CWPP (2011) (2.8 MB PDF)

Arrowhead CWPP (2008) (12 MB PDF)

Bachelor Gulch CWPP (2008) (11.5 MB PDF)

Beaver Creek CWPP (2007) (13.3 MB PDF)

Cordillera CWPP (2004) (6.5 MB PDF)

Eagle River Fire Protection District CWPP (2011) (8.9 MB PDF)

El Paso

El Paso County CWPP (2011) (1.2 MB PDF)

Apex Ranch Estates (2019) (5.4 MB PDF)

Black Forest CWPP (2016) (15 MB PDF)

Carroll Lakes CWPP (2014) (3.6 MB PDF)

City of Colorado Springs CWPP (2011) (4.2 MB PDF)

Crystal Park CWPP (2013) (2.8 MB PDF)

Donald Wescott Fire Protection District CWPP (2011) (4 MB PDF)

Falcon Fire Department CWPP (2016) (15 MB PDF)

Higby Estates (2019) (10.3 MB PDF)

High Forest Ranch CWPP (2014) (4.9 MB PDF)

Mt Herman CWPP (2015) (13.2 MB PDF)

Palmer Lake CWPP (2008) (5.8 MB PDF)

Red Rock Ranch (2018) (10 MB PDF)

Southwestern Highway 115 Fire Protection District CWPP (2007) (7.8 MB PDF)

Spirit Lakes (2014) (6.1 MB PDF)

Ute Pass CWPP (2007) (9.3 MB PDF)

Wissler Ranch CWPP (2010) (6.1 MB PDF)

Woodmoor CWPP (2017) (6.4 MB PDF)

Fremont

Dakota Hideout CWPP (2015) (11 MB PDF)

Fremont County CWPP (2008) (2 MB PDF)

Four Mile-Currant Creek (FMCC) CWPP (2013) (6.4 MB PDF)

Garden Park CWPP (2013) (17.5 MB PDF)

Indian Springs CWPP (2016) (18 MB PDF)

Southwest Cañon CWPP (2014) (29.1 MB PDF)

Upper Beaver Creek CWPP (2015) (22.5 MB PDF)

Garfield

Garfield County CWPP (2012) (4.6 MB PDF)

Burning Mountains Fire Protection District CWPP (2008) (3.9 MB PDF)

Glenwood Springs CWPP (2007) (2.2 MB PDF)

Gilpin

Gilpin County CWPP (2009) (3.3 MB PDF)

Colorado Sierra Fire Protection District CWPP (2005) (2.6 MB PDF)

Grand

Grand County CWPP (2006) (14 MB PDF)

Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 CWPP (2015) (10 MB PDF)

Grand Lake Fire Protection District CWPP (2015) (2.3 MB PDF)

Hot Sulphur Springs – Parshall Fire Protection District (2016) (2.7 MB PDF)

Kremmling Fire Protection District CWPP (2011) (10.5 MB PDF)

Upper Fraser Valley CWPP (2007) (3.3 MB PDF)

Gunnison

Gunnison County CWPP (2011) (13.6 MB PDF)

Arrowhead CWPP (2007) (5.3 MB PDF)

Blue Mesa CWPP (2007) (1.4 MB PDF)

Ohio City CWPP (2009) (2 MB PDF)

Quartz Creek CWPP (2015) (14 MB PDF)

Rainbow Services Incorporated CWPP (2013) (11.7 MB PDF)

Star Mountain Ranch CWPP (2009) (2.3 MB PDF)

Upper Crystal River Valley CWPP (2011) (4.1 MB PDF)

Wilderness Streams CWPP (2009) (2.1 MB PDF)

Hinsdale

Hinsdale County CWPP (2010) (4.2 MB PDF)

San Juan Ranch Estates Subdivision CWPP (2009) (1.7 MB PDF)

Huerfano

Blackhawk Ranch CWPP (2010) (7.1 MB PDF)

La Veta Fire Protection District CWPP (2016) (22 MB PDF)

Jackson

Jackson County CWPP Update (2015) (16 MB PDF)

Gould CWPP (2008) (1.5 MB PDF)

Grizzly Creek CWPP (2006) (1.2 MB PDF)

Meadow Creek Area CWPP (2010) (1.7 MB PDF)

North End CWPP (2007) (2.7 MB PDF)

Rainbow Lakes West Side Area CWPP (2007) (8.7 MB PDF)

Rand CWPP (2006) (2.5 MB PDF)

Wade Tamlin/Spicer Peak CWPP (2007) (3.5 MB PDF)

Jefferson

Jefferson County CWPP (2012) (3.8 MB PDF)

City of Golden CWPP (2007) (6 MB PDF)

Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District CWPP (2008) (5.3 MB PDF)

Elk Creek Fire Protection District CWPP (2005) (4 MB PDF)

Evergreen Fire Protection District CWPP (2007) (8 MB PDF)

Fairmount Fire Protection District CWPP (2007) (5.5 MB PDF)

Foothills Fire Protection District CWPP (2008) (7.4 MB PDF)

Genesee Fire Protection District CWPP (2008) (7.1 MB PDF)

Golden Gate Fire Protection District CWPP (2011) (953 KB PDF)

Indian Hills Fire Protection District CWPP (2007) (4.7 MB PDF)

Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District CWPP (2007) (10.8 MB PDF)

Lower North Fork CWPP (2007) (16.1 MB PDF)

North Fork Fire Protection District CWPP (2011) (6.1 MB PDF)

South Platte CWPP (2007) (5.7 MB PDF)

West Metro Fire Protection District CWPP (2006) (9 MB PDF)

Kiowa

Kiowa County CWPP (2007) -Appendix Addition 2013 (2.6 MB PDF)

Lake

Lake County CWPP (2015) (10 MB PDF)

La Plata

La Plata County CWPP (2.2 MB PDF)

Coolwater and Los Pinos CWPP (2012) (2.5 MB PDF)

Deer Valley Estates CWPP (2009) (5.2 MB PDF)

Durango West Metropolitan District #1 CWPP (2009) (5.4 MB PDF)

Durango West Metropolitan District #2 CWPP (2011) (3.1 MB PDF)

Edgemont Highlands CWPP (2012) (2 MB PDF)

Enchanted Forest Estates CWPP (2015) (6 MB PDF)

Falls Creek Ranch Homeowners Association CWPP (2011) (3.2 MB PDF)

Forest Lakes CWPP (2011) (27.6 MB PDF)

Forrest Groves Estates Subdivision CWPP (2015) (4.1 MB PDF)

Greater Lemon Reservoir (2017) (11 MB PDF)

Heartwood Ranch CWPP (2012) (4 MB PDF)

Los Ranchitos Estates CWPP (2012) (6.5 MB PDF)

Pine River Ranches CWPP (2012) (3.9 MB PDF)

Rancho Mira Sol CWPP (2013) (3.7 MB PDF)

Timberdale Ranch CWPP (2012) (3.2 MB PDF)

‘Tween Lakes Estates CWPP (2012) (3.6 MB PDF)

Vallecito CWPP (2014) (13.8 MB PDF)

Vista De Oro CWPP (2012) (3.7 MB PDF)

Larimer

Larimer County CWPP (2009) (322 KB PDF)

Berthoud Fire Protection District CWPP (2007) (7.7 MB PDF)

Big Elk Meadows CWPP (2007) (1.6 MB PDF)

Buckskin Heights CWPP (2014) (1.7 MB PDF)

Cherokee Meadows CWPP (2012) (530 KB PDF)

Crystal Lakes CWPP (2008) (432 KB PDF)

East Portal FireWise Coalition CWPP (2006) (3.9 MB PDF)

Estes Park CWPP (2009) (571 KB)

Glen Haven Retreat CWPP (2007) (171 KB PDF)

Hermit Park Open Space CWPP (2008) (491 KB PDF)

Little Valley CWPP (2005) (1.2 KB PDF)

Livermore – Cherokee Meadows (2017) (900 KB PDF)

Magic Sky Ranch CWPP (2008) (194 KB PDF)

Pinewood Reservoir CWPP (2008) (1.1 MB PDF)

Pinewood Springs CWPP (2010) (3.8 MB PDF)

Pole Hill CWPP (2009) (8.3 MB PDF)

Poudre Canyon FPD-Manhattan Creek CWPP (2007) (502 KB PDF)

Poudre Canyon FPD-Poudre Park CWPP (2008) (597 KB PDF)

Poudre Canyon FPD-Rustic CWPP (2007) (728 MB PDF)

Poudre Canyon FPD-Spencer Heights CWPP (2008) (386 KB PDF)

Poudre Fire Authority CWPP (2011) (5.3 MB PDF)

Redfeather Lakes CWPP (2007) (288 KB PDF)

Rist Canyon CWPP (2010) (872 KB PDF)

Upper Cherokee Park CWPP (2011) (2.3 MB PDF)

Las Animas

Santa Fe Trail Ranch CWPP (2016) (4.2 MB PDF)

Spirit Mountain Ranch CWPP (2009) (16.2 MB PDF)

Stonewall Fire Protection District CWPP (2014) (12.5 MB PDF)

Logan

Logan County CWPP (2011) (1.3 MB PDF)

Mesa

Mesa County CWPP (2012) (5.8 MB PDF)

Redlands Glade Park with Colorado National Monument CWPP (2008) (11.5 MB PDF)

Mineral

Mineral County CWPP (2009) (26.4 MB PDF)

Moffat

Moffat County CWPP (2004) (15.6 MB PDF)
(Knez Divide, Bakers Peak, Wilderness Ranch, Greystone)

Montezuma

Montezuma County CWPP (2012) (11.2 MB PDF)

Cash Canyon/Stinking Springs CWPP (2015) (4.4 MB PDF)

Cedar Mesa Ranches CWPP (2011) (3.6 MB PDF)

East Canyon CWPP (2014) (9.7 MB PDF)

Montrose

Montrose County CWPP (2011) (10 MB PDF)

Otero

Otero County CWPP (2013) (5.2 MB PDF)

Ouray

Ouray County CWPP (2011) (11 MB PDF)

4 Neighborhood CWPP (2007) (12.6 MB PDF)

Log Hill Mesa Fire Protection District CWPP (2012) (7.4 MB PDF)

Park

Park County CWPP (2007) (3.8 MB PDF)

Four Mile-Currant Creek (FMCC) CWPP (2013) (6.4 MB PDF)

Harris Park Fire Protection District CWPP (2005) (7.5 MB PDF)

Indian Mountain CWPP (2011) (1.8 MB PDF)

Lost Park Ranch Owners Association CWPP (2015) (1.8 MB PDF)

Northwest Fire Protection District CWPP (2010) (3.4 MB PDF)

Red Hill Forest CWPP (2009) (1.2 MB PDF)

Pitkin

Pitkin County CWPP (2014) (16.8 MB PDF)

Conundrum CWPP (2004) (4.1 MB PDF)

Shield-O Terrace Subdivision CWPP (2013) (236 KB)

Prowers

Prowers County CWPP (2011) -Appendix Addition 2013 (1.6 MB PDF)

Pueblo

Southwest Pueblo County CWPP (2016) (11 MB PDF)

Rio Blanco

Rio Blanco County CWPP (2012) (3.4 MB PDF)

Rio Grande

Del Norte FPD CWPP (2009) (17.1 MB PDF)

Monte Vista FPD CWPP (2009) (11.6 MB PDF)

Rio Grande County South Area CWPP (2019) (17 MB PDF)

Routt

Routt County CWPP (2010) (4.4 MB PDF)

Fish Creek Sanctuary CWPP (2007) (4.1 MB PDF)

North Routt FPD CWPP (2007) (1.5 MB PDF)

Stagecoach Area CWPP (2008) (4.6 MB PDF)

Steamboat Pines CWPP (2004) (292 KB PDF)

Upper Burgess Creek CWPP (2004) (324 KB PDF)

Saguache

Northern Saguache County FPD CWPP (2007) (7.8 MB PDF)

Western Saguache County FPD CWPP (2008) (7.3 MB PDF)

Center FPD CWPP (2008) (14.1 MB PDF)

Gold Basin CWPP (2008) (1.4 MB PDF)

Baca Grande CWPP (2005) (255 KB PDF)

San Juan

San Juan County CWPP (2013) (7.6 MB PDF)

San Miguel

San Miguel County CWPP (2009) (10 MB PDF)

Sedgwick

Sedgwick County CWPP (2016) (5 MB PDF)

Summit

Summit County CWPP Revised (2010) (1.6 MB PDF)

Teller

Teller County CWPP (2011) (8.5 MB PDF)

City of Cripple Creek (2019) (5 MB PDF)

Colorado Mountain Estates CWPP (2007) (1.2 MB PDF)

Colorado Outdoor Education Center CWPP (2009) (2 MB PDF);

Update (2011) (2 MB PDF)

Elk Valley Estates CWPP (rev. 2011) (2 MB PDF)

Four Mile-Currant Creek (FMCC) CWPP (2013) (6.4 MB PDF)

Highland Lakes CWPP (2014) (3.1 MB PDF)

Indian Creek CWPP (2011) (2.7 MB PDF)

Lone Ranger Road Users CWPP (rev.2011) (2.4 MB PDF)

Lost Dutchman Resort CWPP (2011) (3.4 MB PDF)

Majestic Park CWPP (2007) (375 KB PDF)

Ridgewood Subdivision CWPP (rev. 2011) (2.8 MB PDF)

Ute Lakes Fishing and Recreation Club CWPP (2011) (2.7 MB PDF)

Woodland Park Healthy Forest Initiative CWPP (2010) (11.1 MB PDF)

Woodrock Property Owners’ Association CWPP (2009) (6.3 MB PDF)

Yuma

Yuma County CWPP (2011) (4.9 MB PDF)