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Boulder Historical

Wildfire Mitigation of County Historic Structures

Client: Boulder County

Date: Jun 2016 to Aug 2016

Project Type: Wildfire Mitigation

Info: Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting conducted wildfire mitigation audits of 100 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places or as Boulder County landmarks.

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting provided services for wildfire defensible-space for 100 county-owned historic structures. The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management funded the project.

BMEC aimed to create a viable defensible-space around the structures utilizing a multi-zone approach. We considered values of the historic resources and cultural landscape and incorporated Colorado State Forest Service guidelines.

Blue Mountain conducted wildfire mitigation audits and developed property prescriptions for each site. The assessment examined the ignition potential of the structures and defensible space around the structures. We included addressed combustible materials and aat riks areas between structures and the surrounding landscape.