Brush is thinned, trees are limbed or removed, and pests are controlled. Wildfire hazard mapping and fire event simulations are used to create specific fire protection strategies, including the creation of fire breaks, the identification of shelter in place areas and evacuation routes, and the development of public education programs. Windrose Properties, the CPOA, Diamond Star Ranch and Colorow are partners in this large-scale effort.
On private property in Cordillera, homeowners are tasked with vegetation management and the development of defensible space around their home. With assistance from Eagle County’s Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator, the CPOA administers Cordillera’s Healthy Forest program, which includes free home inspections on a five-year rolling basis and the development of structural and vegetative health mitigation prescriptions.