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. We also have expertise consulitng for commercial enterprises and non-profit organizations.
Providing wildfire mitigation services for foothill communities as well as communities on the plains that adjoin the foothills is our specialty. We are familiar with county land use codes in Colorado that require wildfire mitigatio. Therefore, our mitigation plans 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.
- Defensible space marking and consultation
- Structure mitigation assessment with report highlighting priorities
- 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. These plans 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). A CWPP informs residents and helps them develop greater emergency preparedness. A comprehensive planning document for communities to can restore forest health and mitigate wildfire. These plans outline priorities for residents, spurring them to action.
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. A forestry plan can lead to a healthier forest that can survive drought and insect outbreaks.
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 provided planning and community engagement in support of a community risk assessment for the Park City Muncipal Corporation.
Design Workshop contracted Blue Mountain to provide wildfire mitigation planning to be incorporated in overall recreation plan.
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.