Are You Ready for Wildfire Season?

I remember the day we got our Wildfire Partners certificate. After working diligently for months, we finally completed all our Required Items. I sort of held my breath as our mitigation specialist walked around checking off the items. “Congratulations, you passed!” Whew.  We planted our Wildfire Partners sign out by the road. We were finally […]

So, You’ve Just Moved to the Foothills…

I remember the day we moved into our home in Nederland. For years, I’d dreamed of living in the mountains of Colorado. Cool summers, and views of snow capped peaks. Nirvana! Six weeks later, my husband burst into our house shouting “Get our stuff together – there’s a wildfire a mile away, we’ve got to […]

A Small But Mighty Mitigation Action

Have you ever evacuated in the middle of a firestorm? It can be a frightening, heart-pounding experience. Not only are you trying calm your nerves as you escape to safety, but you are trying to navigate roads in the pitch dark. You can barely see ten feet in front of your car. During a wildfire, […]

What Drought Means for Wildfire Mitigation

How low can it go? It doesn’t look like a lake anymore. The image that comes to mind is a dried up mud puddle, thirsting for water. Lines mark the parched banks showing where water used to be just a mere eight months ago. In all my time in Nederland, I’d never seen it this […]