U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 05/09/13|
Wildfire preparation and prevention workshop set for Glade Park (05-09-13)
GLADE PARK, Colo. — Fire officials from a variety of agencies are hosting an informative workshop in Glade Park Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Glade Park Fire Department to help people prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.
Glade Park Volunteer Fire Department, Mesa County, and the federal Upper Colorado River Interagency Management Unit are hosting a “Ready, Set, Go!” workshop focusing on the many things homeowners and residents can do to protect their home and provide for the safety of their family, neighbors and firefighters.
“Glade Park has a long history of wildfires going back many years, and we will continue to see wildfires because they are a natural, unavoidable part of the environment in western Colorado,” said Rich Trotter, Glade Park Fire Chief. “With wildfire season approaching, now is the time to prepare your property and family for a possible wildfire.”
The agenda will include:
• Glade Volunteer Fire Department news and updates on how you can help
• Fire Threat and History for Glade Park
• Creating Defensible Space Around Your Home
• Family Preparation
• Evacuation Planning
• How and Where to get help
• Presentation of Fuels Reduction Project Proposals by the Bureau of Land Management
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 05-09-2013|
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