Stage 1 fire restrictions for western Boulder county effective 11/30/21. See flyer, map, and news release for details.

Wildfire Awareness Month

Due to COVID-19, the Community Planning & Permitting Department is providing most services virtually. Our physical office in Boulder is currently open by appointment only. Schedule an appointment.

Wildfire Awareness Month

History

On September 6, 2011, the one-year anniversary of the Fourmile Canyon Fire, Boulder County declared October as Wildfire Awareness Month. The idea for the month-long awareness campaign came from citizens of Boulder County who understood the need for more education, stronger community involvement, and greater individual responsibility toward community wildfire protection. In 2018, Boulder County and Colorado declared May as Wildfire Awareness Month.

Activities during May teach residents about wildfire mitigation and encourage homeowners to take action to prepare for future fires. Previous guest speakers at Wildfire Awareness Month events include Dr. Jack Cohen, research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, Dr. Stephen Quarles of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, and Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper of the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Wildfire Mitigation Information

For the most up-to-date information about Wildfire Awareness Month events and activities, contact Jim Webster at 720-564-2641 or jbwebster@bouldercounty.org.

Contact Us

Wildfire Mitigation and Forest Health

Email: wildfiremitigation@bouldercounty.org
Main: 303-441-3930

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
PHYSICAL OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
Service hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
Map & Directions

Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
Wildfire Mitigation and Forest Health
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
www.BoulderCounty.org/lu