The Colorado State Forest Service website is a compilation of good information and resources for the homeowner. They post everything from defensible space information to post fire rehabilitation facts and fire resistant plants and trees. Standards and guides for developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans are available at this site. You can also locate the Forester for your area with the ‘Your District Forester’ link.
The Rocky Mountain Wildland Fire website houses a variety of information developed for the Rocky Mountain Region which includes resources and materials for homeowners and homeowner associations, technical specialists and media. The site houses grant opportunities, posters and brochures, defensible space and beetle information, plus much more.
The Fire Wise website is one of the most comprehensive sites covering all aspects of defensible space for homeowners, educators, and firefighters with research, articles, newsletters, calendar of events, interactive sites, blogs and chat room.
Thomas fire Defensible Space Photo by Dean Carey
For further migitation information in Northwest Colorado contact:
Mitigation Education Specialist
Phone (970) 826-5000 | Fax (970) 826-5010