Wildfire Mitigation and Forestry
At Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting, we have extensive experience with wildfire mitigation in the wildland urban interface (WUI). In the state of Colorado alone, over three million people live in the WUI as of 2022.
Fires can impair municipal water supply systems, threaten utilities and infrastructure and diminish property values. Our staff has extensive experience conducting thousands of mitigation assessments for private homeowners as well as commercial enterprises and non-profit organizations.
We provide wildfire mitigation services to homeowners and organizations in forested communities as well as communities on the plains that adjoin the foothills. We are familiar with county land use codes that require wildfire mitigation, (ie, Larimer County Land Use Code Wildfire, Jefferson County) and will develop a plan that will meet the requirements of land use planners.
For communities similar to those affected by the Marshall Fire, we can provide a mitigation plan to help protect your home or business.
Our services include:
- Development and implementation of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for county or municipal governments.
- Developing mitigation plans to meet requirements by county land use codes (Larimer County, Boulder County)
- Defensible space marking and consultation
- Structure mitigation assessment and report
- Emergency preparedness planning
- Forest agricultural plans
- Forest stewardship plans
- Forest restoration
- Forest insect and disease consultation
During past projects, we have worked with residential landowners to develop state-approved Forest Agricultural Plans that qualify landowners for a tax credit. Another area of expertise is developing stewardship plans for reservoir watersheds to mitigate the threat of wildfire.
We can help local governments and community organizations develop Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) to meet the needs of their residents and help them develop greater emergency preparedness. Creating comprehensive planning documents for gated communities to both restore forest health and mitigate wildfire while developing a consensus among residents is one of our areas of special expertise.
Forests in many parts of the Rocky Mountain west have undergone significant changes since the late 1800s. Forest density has increased leaving many areas prone to catastrophic wildfire as well as insect and disease outbreaks such as the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic.
Whatever your wildfire mitigation or forestry needs, we have the expertise and experience to meet your goals.
Past Projects in Wildfire Mitigation
Blue Mountain works as consultants for Wildfire Partners, providing home owners with resources to mitigate their property against the threat of wildfires.
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting developed a Forest Stewardship Plan to qualify for Agricultural Tax Status.
Douglas County contracted with Blue Mountain and Anchor Point Group to develop a comprehensive ecosystem management plan for the Castle Pines Homeowners Association.
Larimer County hired Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting to oversee hazardous fuels treatment on open space surrounding a 100-acre subdivision in the wildland-urban interface.
Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting conducted wildfire mitigation audits of 100 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places or as Boulder County landmarks.