West Region Wildfire Council Offers Financial Assistance for Wildfire Mitigation

Apr 17th @ 6:47 am in News by Scott Staley

West Region Wildfire Council

Montrose, Colo. – The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) is offering financial assistance for area residents to reduce wildfire risk and hazardous fuels on private property. WRWC will be accepting applications from April 15th through September 31st from those residents living in the wildland urban interface (WUI) areas of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties. Applications to apply for assistance with wildfire mitigation – as well as further information about grant opportunities, Community Wildfire Protection Plans, and resources about wildfire mitigation – are available on the WRWC website (www.COwildfire.org).

The West Region Wildfire Council’s financial assistance opportunities for wildfire mitigation specifically address providing assistance to private homeowners in completing defensible space and/or landscape-scale fuels reduction projects outlined in approved CWPPs; helping communities engage residents in the responsibility of wildfire mitigation by sponsoring community chipping days; and  providing funding assistance for communities to complete wildfire mitigation demonstration sites to encourage further mitigation work.

WRWC supports interagency efforts to develop and implement Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) to better mitigate the threat of catastrophic wildland fire to communities and natural resources in the Colorado counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel. For more information about WRWC’s wildfire mitigation financial assistance program contact Lilia Falk (970.240.8407 ext. 125), or visit WRWC’s website (www.COwildfire.org).