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Mitigation Tag

A wildfire burns in a fir and aspen forest.

Wildfires in Colorado: The Overwhelming Effects and Costs and How REALTORS® Aim to Help

Across the country, wildfires have caused devastation and distress for years. In addition to the destruction they bring upon communities, fires can cost millions in restoration over the course of many years.   Headwaters Economics recently published a report that analyzed the cost of several fires across the country. The report looked at 8 major wildfires in four states through 2016, including...

Wildfire burning through a wooded area

Volunteers Help Seniors And People With Disabilities Protect Property From Wildfires

As a part of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Project Wildfire campaign, REALTOR® volunteers from Summit County spent Thursday helping local residents — specifically seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities — to clear slash from their properties and help protect these properties from future wildfire risk through mitigation and the creation of defensible space around their homes.   Officials throughout the state’s firefighting and public...

Is Colorado in for an Active Wildfire Season?

How you can help your clients properly mitigate against wildfire. In the months of April, May, June and July, Colorado and other states in the West/Northwest could see above normal wildfire activity, according to the Wildland Fire Potential Outlook provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The overwhelming majority of counties across the state of Colorado appear at above normal risk...

A wildfire burns in a fir and aspen forest.

Wildfire Mitigation Consumer Awareness CE Course for REALTORS®

What: Bonnie Smith will be teaching a class about wildfire mitigation for property owners as part of Colorado Project Wildfire. The presentation will also feature a victim of the Estes Park fires sharing his experience with the class.   When: Tomorrow from 9:00am to Noon   Credits offered: 3 CE credits will be offered   Where: At the Estes Valley Board of REALTORS, 1200 Graves Avenue...

Wildfire Mitigation Education at the State Capitol

CAR spreading the word to State lawmakers about wildfire education and mitigation.   While hurricanes and earthquakes have rightfully been the focus of attention for so many people in recent weeks, the path of smoke and hazy skies across a majority of the western United States reminds us all that the impact from current and future wildfires can be equally devastating.   With long-term...

REALTORS® Expand Wildfire Education and Mitigation Efforts

With active wildfires burning across the state, Colorado REALTORS® are expanding their efforts to educate homeowners about the dangers of wildfires, especially to those living in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) areas, through a program designed to help connect homeowners willing to mitigate their properties and reduce wildfire risks with information and resources in their local communities. The Colorado Project Wildfire website...