March 8th: Marvel Business Day FireWise Booth, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Marvel Grange, Marvel
March 14th: Archuleta County Ambassadors Meeting, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Emergency Operations Center on Piedra Rd.
March 25th: FireWise Council Meeting, 4:30PM - 7:00PM
Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court., Durango
April 1st: Vallecito FireWise Ambassadors Meeting, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Vallecito Church Fellowship Hall
April 22nd: Steering Committee Meeting, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
DFRA Station One, Bodo Park, Durango
April 26th-27th: Home & Ranch Show FireWise Booth,
(26th 10:00AM - 5:00PM)
(27th 10:00AM - 3:00PM)
La Plata County Fairgrounds, Durango
One of the most common buzz words today is wildland-urban interface or WUI. It is a term that describes the area where homes and other infrastructure meet or abut undeveloped lands. As more and more homes are built in this area, it makes it more difficult for land management agencies to allow fire to play its natural role in removing needles, cones, and other material from the forest floor. It also makes fighting wildfires more difficult and expensive
Becoming firewise doesn’t mean you have to remove all your trees or do a major remodel of your home. It should be viewed as a part of everyday life – just like learning how to use that new computer or how to grow vegetables.
Being a resident of the wildland-urban interface has many benefits as well as risks. Those that choose to live in or near a wildland environment have a higher associated risk and personal responsibility for the safety of their families as well as their property, pets, and livestock. Understanding the wildland environment you are a part of is a large part of being firewise. Let FireWise of Southwest Colorado help you become part of a growing firewise culture!