Black Forest Together Inc. will be hosting a Forest Restoration Symposium on Saturday, February 7 from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Edith Wolford School , 13710 Black Forest Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. This symposium is to provide information to the Black Forest Community on available financial support for wildland mitigation, burnt area restoration efforts, a seedling distribution opportunity and other topics relating to the forest recovery and restoration in Black Forest. Symposium flyer
The Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners (PPWPP) does not endorse products, devices and systems that are marketed by private companies. Exterior home retardant and water application systems, foam and gel kits are just a few examples currently on the market. Read the full position paper: PPWPP Position Paper.
CSFS Shawna Crocker has found a rare orange fungus in the Black Forest burn area– look here under “Research.”
Report to the Governor of Colorado and legislature, September 2013
The Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners is a group of wildfire professionals, wildfire mitigation contractors, agency representatives and homeowners. Our mission is to reduce the threat of wildfire to life and property in El Paso, Douglas and Teller counties, CO. This is done through education, cooperation and coordination among our member agencies, organizations, and individuals.
Watch our video about the Black Forest Fire of 2012. Hear from those who fought the fire and homeowners in the aftermath, and learn how communities can reduce their risk.
Read PPWPP’s full Report to the Governor on the Black Forest Fire (12.2MB)
Report Body: (0.5 MB)
Appendix A: Cathedral Pines Assessment (7.2 MB)
Appendix B: CSFS Findings, Effectiveness of Fuel Treatments (4 MB)
Appendix C: Firefighter Survey (0.5 MB)
Appendix D: Structural Assessment (0.2 MB)
Presentations from our 2014 workshop, “Surviving Wildfire – It Takes a Community” are here.
Save the date! Our 2015 workshop will be held March 27 in Teller County.
Join us February 12th, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., at Black Forest Fire, 11445 Teachout Rd, Colorado Springs. And mark your calender for our spring workshop on March 27 in Teller County. (Map)
Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners is a non-profit organization and our field projects and public education efforts are primarily funded through donations and grants. We welcome your Donations.
Please consider becoming a member. Dues are just $35 a year.
Questions or Comments? Contact us:
Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners
P.O. Box 62819
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2819