Do you have an interest in helping to reduce wildfire danger in Jefferson County? Do you want to serve on a new task force that will be working to mitigate wildfire danger? If you answered yes to either of these questions, please consider applying for the Wildfire Risk Reduction Task Force! Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 4, you can apply through the online form.
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, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners have agreed to lead and serve as a convener by establishing the Jefferson County Risk Reduction Task Force.
Learn more about the task force on the Board of County Commissioners website.