Defensible Space and Home Ignition Zone Aerial Photo 

Wildfire Mitigation

Wildfire Partners

Wildfire Partners is a new, voluntary program to help homeowners in Boulder County prepare for wildfire. Wildfire Partners provides a comprehensive on-site assessment of your home ignition zone including a customized report detailing actions you should take to ensure that you are fully prepared for future wildfires. Find out more and apply online at wildfirepartners.org.

Wildfire Mitigation Information for Landowners

These three resources offer the quickest overview for how to create and maintain effective wildfire mitigation on your land:

Wildfire Mitigation Education and Outreach Portal

Visit the Wildfire Mitigation Education and Outreach Portal to learn even more about wildfire mitigation. In order to help protect our homes from future wildfire we must understand how and why homes are lost in wildfires.

Highlight Topics:
  • See an aerial photo of your actual home’s wildfire defensible zones.
  • Watch Wildfire Mitigation Educational Videos to learn more about how and why homes are lost in wildfires.
  • Read scientific studies and reports from recent Colorado Wildfires which explain why wildfire mitigation is effective.

What is Wildfire Mitigation?

Wildfire Mitigation is the implementation of various measures designed to minimize the destructive effects a wildfire has on your property. Some measures are designed to modify the forest environment surrounding a structure that puts the structure at risk from destruction by a wildfire. Others focus on modifying the construction of a structure itself or changing its location to improve its ability to withstand a wildfire without being dependent upon fire suppression resources.

Who Does Wildfire Mitigation?

Anyone who owns a home in forested or otherwise fire-prone areas should consider the hazard presented to their property by a wildfire and should attempt to mitigate its effects. By doing wildfire mitigation work, homeowners can substantially increase their safety and reduce the risk to life and property. However, given the unpredictable nature and behavior of wildfire, it should be noted that there are no guarantees.

Wildfire Mitigation for New Construction and Additions

For more information on wildfire mitigation and forest health, visit the Wildfire & Forest Health page, or contact the Wildfire Mitigation Team at 303-441-3930 or wildfiremitigation@bouldercounty.org.


Contacts

Land Use Wildfire Mitigation

Email
Main: 303-441-3930
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
Closed Tuesdays 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
www.bouldercounty.org

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