Agencies, San Isabel to host wildfire workshop

Learn how to protect your home and property at a community wildfire workshop hosted by local, state and federal officials.

The free workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Wet Mountain Fire Protection District office, 215 Fourth St. in Westcliffe. 

At the workshop, you will:

  • Explore the relationship between forest health, property management and wildfire.
  • Learn best practices for protecting your property and creating safety and evacuation plans.
  • Learn about federal and state programs to assist landowners.
  • Hear how local landowners are creating community wildfire protection plans to maximize their impact and leverage resources.

Workshop partners are the Custer County Office of Emergency Management, Wet Mountain Fire Protection District, Custer County Conservation District, Colorado State University Extension, Colorado State Forest Service, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and San Isabel Land Protection Trust.

For more information and to reserve lunch, call 719-783-2481, extension 100, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please RSVP for lunch by April 21.

Photo by Fremont County Sheriff's Office

Janet Smith

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  • Cheryl Monday, 17 April 2017 09:51

    Any chance of a evening session for those of us who work during the day?

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