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Meeting set to consider Kremmling wildfire fire protection plan

On Wednesday, June 22, a public meeting has been scheduled to discuss development of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Kremmling Fire Protection District.

The meeting will take place at the Kremmling Fire Station, starting at 5 p.m. and continuing until everyone has a chance to participate. The address is 1320 Eagle Ave.

The meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn about the results from the Kremmling Fire Protection District Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), a comprehensive study of the subdivisions, infrastructure and wildlands within the Fire Protection District and surrounding areas. The CWPP is a directive by the U.S. Congress and state of Colorado for communities to study their risks from wildfire.

Important elements of the plan include community boundary maps, community wildfire risk ratings and recommendations to reduce the associated wildfire risk. Community members will also be able to complete a public survey designed to assist the Fire Protection District in future wildfire readiness and reduction efforts. This survey is available online at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22C4DMFK7X8, and in hard copy form at the fire station and BLM office. These surveys need to be returned to the fire station or BLM office by Friday, June 24.

The meeting is sponsored by the Kremmling Fire Protection District (KFPD), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and Anchor Point Group, the contractor assisting in developing the CWPP.

Funding for this project is provided by the BLM Community Assistance Program, which is intended to reduce wildland fire threats and losses to communities and natural resources by taking action before a fire starts.

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