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Evergreen Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Public meetings regarding this CWPP have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Instead, feedback was accepted until July 26 and on August 10th at 6:00 p.m. MT, we will host a live video meeting (join link) where the Forest Stewards Guild and Evergreen Fire Rescue will go over the contents of the document and address any major questions. Options for additional feedback will be provided at that time.

This CWPP update and the process use for creating it are described below.

This document provides a wildfire risk analysis for Evergreen Fire Protection District in accordance with Title I of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) passed by Congress on November 21, 2003, and signed into law by President Bush on December 3, 2003. This plan includes mitigation and implementation recommendations, as well as an analysis of evacuation and post-fire modeling. The 2020 CWPP is a complete update of the 2007 Evergreen CWPP to address a changing landscape and advances in fire science. This document is to be utilized as a tool by the community and local partners to begin prioritizing projects that make Evergreen a safer and more resilient community.

This CWPP was developed in partnership with Evergreen Fire Rescue (EFR) by The Forest Stewards Guild and Anchor Point Group. Anchor Point developed a proprietary wildfire hazard and risk assessment tool called No-HARM to help assess wildland fuels and topography. This will be available to Evergreen as a web-interface and will rank the risk to each community within the fire protection district. The Forest Stewards Guild developed new products using metrics gathered from loss of life events throughout the country that will help focus Evergreen’s emergency planning. The Forest Stewards Guild also gathered community and stakeholder input which was used to assess neighborhood level needs. Those analysis provided roadway survivability and evacuation congestion locations, predicted using fire intensity and projected traffic flow. These tools will provide Evergreen residents an introduction into wildfire risk/mitigation and will provide community leaders a clear path forward to ensure community safety.

Important dates:

Join our video meeting
August 10 at 6:00 p.m. MT to discuss the plan. That video meeting link is: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83860541733

Contacts

For more information on the Evergreen CWPP Update

please contact Corrina Marshall at corrina@forestguild.org.

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