The City of Boulder will host a public open house on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide an update on the 2024 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and seek public input on how Boulder should carry forward the work of improving wildfire resiliency.
BOULDER, Colo. — The City of Boulder will host a public open house on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to provide an update on the 2024 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and seek public input on how Boulder should carry forward the work of improving wildfire resiliency. The CWPP proactively identifies wildfire risks in the wildland-urban interface, which refers to the area between wildland and where people live and work in Boulder. The open house will take place at the Open Space and Mountain Parks office, located at 2520 55th St.
“We encourage the community to attend this important open house and give their input on how the city should plan, fund, and implement wildfire risk mitigation efforts. This is an important topic to help prepare our city for wildfires. This plan impacts everyone who lives, works, or recreates in Boulder,” said Brian Oliver, Wildland Division Chief at Boulder Fire-Rescue.
A short presentation will take place at 9 a.m. Community members will have the opportunity to meet City of Boulder staff working on the CWPP as well as partners from other community organizations and fire protection districts. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to learn about the CWPP and provide comments, please find additional information here. You are also invited to complete this short community survey. The survey data is anonymous and will be used to inform the CWPP.
The City of Boulder has contracted SWCA Environmental Consultants to develop an updated CWPP for 2024 to plan for improvements to our wildfire risk mitigation. A crucial aspect of the CWPP is to recommend strategies for hazardous fuels reduction, public outreach and education, structural ignitability reduction, and improved fire response capabilities. By addressing these areas, the city aims to improve community safety and reduce risks to critical infrastructure in the face of potential wildfires. The CWPP will serve as a guiding document to assist the city and Boulder residents in making informed decisions about wildfire preparation and management.
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