Wildfire Risk Reduction Program
In the Rocky Mountains, wildfire is often a question of when, not if. Teton Conservation District is dedicated to raising awareness about living with the threat of forest fire and wildfire risk reduction through community outreach and education.
Teton Conservation District is a member of the Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition, which works to advance the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and review proposed wildfire risk reduction projects.
OVERVIEW AND GRANT SERVICES
There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of your home being lost to a wildfire. Teton Conservation District provides free Wildfire Risk Overviews of residential and commercial properties and works with land and property owners to develop a plan for reducing that risk. Through the Wildfire Risk Reduction Program, Teton Conservation District can provide up to 50% of the cost of vegetation management surrounding structures. Program guidelines can be found here.
Links & Resources
This flyer provides information on TCD's Wildfire Risk Reduction Program.
TAWPC utilizes the Firewise curriculum for outreach on wildfire risk reduction. The 'Wildfire Preparedness' section has resources on preparing for wildfire.
UW has resources for protecting your home from wildfire, current wildfire activity, managing property after a wildfire, and wildfire ecology. This guide provides information on Living With Wildfire in Wyoming.
This guide produced by the University of Wyoming provides information about the reality of life in Wyoming and wildfire risk reduction.
This website provides information on current fires and fire restrictions, predictive services for conditions influencing fire behavior, and supports information and coordination for interagency fire resources in northwest Wyoming.
This video was produced by Teton County during the 2001 Green Knoll Fire south of Wilson, WY, to help homeowners prepare their homes and property to survive a wildfire.
This document was prepared by the Colorado State Forest Fire Service as a guide on creating wildfire defensible zones, and protecting your home from wildfire.
This document provides guidance to citizens and agencies concerning wildfire issues. It was developed through collaborative efforts of numerous agencies, and illustrates the commitment to mitigate the effects of uncontrolled wildlife on property and citizens.
This website from the Department of Homeland Security includes information on insurance, preparedness, and resources for homeowners.