Community invited to wildfire mitigation conference
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado State Forest Service will host a Routt County Wildfire Mitigation Conference at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs. The free community event will feature local and regional experts who will address how to mitigate and prepare for wildfires.
The event is free, and lunch will be provided to the first 200 people who register at csfs.colostate.edu/steamboat.
The conference has three goals:
- To raise awareness and provide information on past and current wildfire mitigation efforts
- To build upon and replicate success stories
- To learn about resources available in Routt County to reduce the risk of wildfire through mitigation
The morning general session will be followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon that will target more specific wildfire mitigation interests.
The conference is being organized by the Colorado State Forest Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Routt County Office of Emergency Management, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, Routt County fire protection districts, Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control, CSU Extension, Colorado Mountain College and Southern Rockies Fire Science Network.
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