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Colorado Wildfire Conference
Sept.18 – 20, 2018
Crested Butte map


Fire Council Mtg.
Tue, Sept. 25, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
San Juan Public Lands Center
15 Burnett Ct, Durango


Missionary Ridge Fire 2002Fire Mtigation work
Firewise Southwest Colorado at the Durango Farmer's Market

2018 Chipper Rebate Program

This program encourages the chipping of slash from reducing flammable vegetation conducted on any privately-owned property in La Plata, San Juan, Montezuma, Archuleta or Dolores counties in Colorado. FireWise will reimburse the homeowner $150/day or 50% of the cost, whichever is less. You may choose to rent a chipper yourself or hire a mitigation company to provide chipping services, assuming all requirements are met. You may fill out an application electronically or print a paper application.   

This program is valid for chipping conducted April 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 for as long as funds remain available in 2018. Early submission is advised.

Electronic Application

Printable Application

Chipper Rebate FAQ