Explore residential and community-wide wood utilization and wildfire risk reduction opportunities in the Black Forest. This workshop will be Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Black Forest Fire Rescue headquarters. A list of speakers and topics is attached: Black Forest Community Wood Utilization Workshop Agenda
NFPA has announced the details for the first two sessions of its new webinar series.
Session 1 – Understanding How Embers Ignite Roofs in a Wildland Fire and How to Make Your Roof More Survivable: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1pm (EDT) Register at: http://www.firewire.org
Session 2 – Mulch Combustibility – Choosing the Right Type for Your Wildland/Urban Interface Home: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 4pm (EDT) Registration Opens Tuesday, July 15.
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 consortium of wildfire professionals, wildfire mitigation contractors, agency representatives and homeowners. Our mission is to provide effective reduction of the threat of wildfire to life and property in El Paso, Douglas and Teller counties, Colorado. This is accomplished through the effective and efficient education, cooperation and coordination of available resources by individuals, agencies, and organizations.
Here is the BLACK FOREST FIRE video.
PPWPP’s full Report to the Governor on the Black Forest Fire (12.2MB) or in pieces for easier loading:
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 spring workshop, “Surviving Wildfire – It Takes a Community” are here.Please spend a few moments to explore our website. You will find information about our upcoming meetings, mitigation activities, and other resources to help you be better prepared for a wildfire. And please consider becoming a member and joining us in this important effort.
Thursday, September 11, 1-3 p.m. and hosted by the Palmer Lake Fire Department at the
Palmer Lake Town Offices, 42 Valley Crescent. (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.
Questions or Comments for PPWPP? Write to us:
Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners
P.O. Box 62819
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2819