FireWise Wildfire Community
Wed, May 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Silverton City Hall, 1360 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433, USA (map)
Public presentation by Firewise on
wildfire community preparedness
Dolores Watershed and Resilient Forest
DWaRF) Collaborative meeting
Wed, June 6, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Dolores Water Conservancy District
60 Cactus St, Cortez (map)
MC FireWise Meeting
Tues, June 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Bridging the Divide:
Growing from the Ashes
Fri, June 22, 5pm – Sat, June 23, 3pm
Wolf Creek Ski Area, Hwy 160 E,
Pagosa Springs, CO (map)
One of the most common buzz words today is wildland-urban interface or WUI. It is a term that describes the area where homes and other infrastructure meet or abut undeveloped lands. As more and more homes are built in this area, it makes it more difficult for land management agencies to allow fire to play its natural role in removing needles, cones, and other material from the forest floor. It also makes fighting wildfires more difficult and expensive
Becoming firewise doesn’t mean you have to remove all your trees or do a major remodel of your home. It should be viewed as a part of everyday life – just like learning how to use that new computer or how to grow vegetables.
Being a resident of the wildland-urban interface has many benefits as well as risks. Those that choose to live in or near a wildland environment have a higher associated risk and personal responsibility for the safety of their families as well as their property, pets, and livestock. Understanding the wildland environment you are a part of is a large part of being firewise. Let FireWise of Southwest Colorado help you become part of a growing firewise culture!
FireWise of Southwest Colorado inspires, motivates, educates and serves individuals, organizations and communities joining together to protect lives and property from wildfire.