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The fire prevention program includes providing information to interested individuals, making presentations to a variety of age and civic groups in affected communities, and supporting the efforts of state and local partners to contact landowners interested in reducing the quantity of fuel on their land.

Environmental education efforts discussing the natural role of fire in the ecosystem are supplemented by more traditional approaches to fire prevention using Smokey Bear as a spokesperson.

As a way to increase awareness, contacts are made with dispersed campers and backcountry visitors to reiterate the message that escaped campfires remain the primary source of human-caused wildfires in the local area.

NIFC Prevention
Fire Prevention and Education Teams
Smokey Bear
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Fire Restrictions


Wildfires are a part of living on Colorado’s Western Slope. It is important for homeowners and communities to be prepared for wildfires.  The following websites provide lots of information on wildfires:    Find out how communities can take responsibility for managing wildfire risk.   Learn how to be Firewise and protect your home from wildfire.  Ready-Set-Go.  What to do in the event of a wildfire.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans
The following communities have prepared these plans for mitigating the risk of wildfires.

Mesa County
Redlands-Glade Park Wildland Urban Interface with Colorado National Monument
Mesa County Fire Plan

Garfield County
Burning Mountain Fire Protection District
Glenwood Springs Fire Protection District
Garfield County Fire Plan

Pitkin County
Conundrum Area
Pitkin County Fire Plan

Summit County
Summit County Fire Plan

Eagle County
Eagle County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Eagle River Fire Protection District
Beaver Creek
Bachelor Gulch

Gunnison County
Upper Crystal River Valley Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Rio Blanco County
Rio Blanco County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Routt County
Routt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan


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