Getting Your Deck Ready for Wildfire Season

Years ago, my husband and I discussed our dream house – where would it be, what would it look like. “I want a house in the mountains. More than anything, I want to have a deck where I can hang out and see the mountains.” Years later, we got that mountain home in Nederland and […]

Are You Prepared for Wildfire Season?

I still remember the day the Fourmile Canyon Fire started. It was Labor Day, 2010. We were trying to put in a new shed, and the winds were blowing so hard it was difficult to keep a hold of the wood. Suddenly, I saw a huge mushroom cloud arise out of nowhere in what had […]

Do-it-Yourself Fire Mitigation – Home Retrofits

During this time of uncertainty with a public health emergency, wildfire mitigation might be the last thing on your mind. But make no mistake, wildfire season is coming regardless of the circumstances in the world. With a county-wide “Stay-at-Home” order in place, doing wildfire mitigation can be a great use of your time. Using your […]

I Got Certified! Now What?

You cut your trees, filled the gaps in the siding and swept away pine needles.  By passing your final inspection, you received your Wildfire Partners yard sign and certificate. Now what? Wildfire mitigation is not a one and done event.  To remain effective, it requires regular maintenance.  What kinds of things do you need to […]