Our objective is to create awareness of wildfire risk in the city's wildland -urban interface (WUI) and to deliver mitigation information that assists homeowners in reducing their risk. Wildfire hazard evaluations have been performed on more than 35,360 homes within the city's interface and are located at http://gis.springsgov.com/wildfiremitigation
Untreated / Treated Example of Wildfire Mitigation: Cedar Heights
The Wildfire Mitigation Section works in stewardship with 86 homeowner associations and neighborhood organizations. This project exemplifies how neighborhoods can reduce their wildfire risk without clear cutting their property. Projects involve hand thinning and mechanical treatment to thin and remove brush and trees. The objective is to remove dead and dying along with reducing the fuel loading. All projects are intended to balance the existing environmental characteristics of the property while reducing the fuel loading in order to modify fire behavior.
We can not eliminate wildfire risk, but we can certainly work to improve it and increase the chance for the stand alone survivability of the structures. To participate in neighborhood chipping, schedule onsite consultations or neighborhood meetings, please contact the Wildfire Mitigation office at 719-385-7342.
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