Wildfire Risk Reduction Task Force

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More than two-thirds of Jefferson County is within a designated Wildfire Hazard Overlay District, which establishes additional criteria for development.   Additionally, the County ranks number one in Colorado in terms of the number of homes in high and extreme wildfire risk areas, according to Verisk/ISO Stateline Report - with Evergreen and Conifer ranking among the highest risk areas.  At the same time, the County and some local mountain area fire departments are facing finite resources for mitigation and response.

To ensure a thoughtful, collaborative approach, and to address the challenges facing all, in November 2019 the Board of County Commissioners ("Board") agreed to lead and serve as a convener by establishing the Jefferson County Wildfire Risk Reduction Task Force.

Task Force members met monthly, beginning November 2019, and presented their recommendations to the Board on November 11, 2020.  The Board expressed their gratitude for your diligent work over the last year and were supportive of moving forward with the task force’s recommendations.  Members will reconvene in January 2021 to continue tackling this very important issue facing Jefferson County.