Public meeting: Fire in our backyards! How wildfires behave and how that may affect you!

The Healthy Forest Task Force presents the next installment in its Homeowners Series: Fire in our backyards! How Wildfires Behave and How That May Affect You!

Wildfires are inherently unpredictable. Wildfire behavior can depend on weather, forest conditions, terrain and other factors. In Summit County, we are surrounded by forest lands and wildland vegetation. With drought conditions expected to worsen, none of Summit County is immune from the risk of wildfire or related impacts.  But we can learn from past fires like last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire. It is critical that Summit County property owners and visitors understand wildfire risk and behavior. Did you know… Feds project climate change will double wildfire risk in forests (Denver Post) Knowledge is power, and understanding wildfire behavior can be a matter of personal safety. Get smart about wildfire.
Wednesday, April 24, 7-8:30pm Frisco Community Center at 3rd and Granite

Lake Dillon Fire and U.S. Forest Service wildfire experts to speak and answer your questions

Our meeting leaders are U.S. Forest Service wildfire expert Ross Wilmore and Jeff Berino,  Deputy Chief for the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District. Berino has been actively involved in the fire service for more than 33 years, both combatting and investigating wildfires throughout the United States. He serves as an Incident Commander for the Summit, Northwest Colorado and Upper Colorado River Incident Management Teams. Jeff and Ross will help us understand fuel loading, structural triage, structural ignitability and wildfire behavior and what that means to Summit County homeowners. An important question to be addressed is how wildfire risk has changed with a hotter and drier climate, more logged areas, more down trees, less needles and branches, more grasses, and continued development in forested locations.
Want to learn more about wildfires? Check out the videos on the Forest Health Task Force homepage.
Tax Credit?! Unaware of Colorado Wildfire Tax Credit? You’re not alone. (Allstate Corporation) Get the details here.
Next up in the Forest Health Task Force Homeowners Series:
May 15th – Where to Build, Buy, and Live
June 19th (tentative date) – Preparing Essential Infrastructure and Services July 17th (tentative date) – After the Fire – Implications of a Radically Changed Environment

 August 21st (tentative date) – Real Life Homeowner Wildfire Experiences

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