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Helping La Plata County Residents and
Visitors Prepare for Wildfire

Why Wildfire Resource Center?

There was no central location to learn what mitigation efforts are occurring in La Plata County, to find out about grant funding, or identify your Fire Protection District and learn mitigation techniques. To this end, the Wildfire Resource Center was conceived and great effort put into organizing the material on these pages so that you can access information to prepare your home and community and so we, as a community, are prepared to live with wildfires.
It is important to acknowledge that wildfire was a frequent occurrence on our landscape, creating a fire dependent landscape. Whether in pine, juniper or grasslands, wildfire is our ecosystem's tool to clean debris and unhealthy growth and promote new, flourishing vegetation. Allowing fires to occur supports forest health, and healthy watersheds. It is up to us to become a fire adapted community. About Us

La Plata County Fire Resources Map created by Mountain Studies Institute. Use this map to learn about wildfire risk on your property, view the home ignition zones around your home, discover funding sources that may be available to you, and explore wildfire mitigation projects in La Plata County. Start by typing your address into the search bar - number and street first, and wait for a suggestion to appear.

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