Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) represent the best opportunity we have to address the challenges of the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) in a way that brings about comprehensive and locally supported solutions. The long-term success of CWPPs will require dedicated and focused leadership along with meaningful collaboration by all partners. It is important that agency and organizational leaders understand and demonstrate commitment to the unique roles they play in producing and implementing effective CWPPs.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans are authorized and defined in Title I of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) passed by Congress on November 21, 2003, and signed into law by President Bush on December 3, 2003. The HFRA also emphasizes the need for federal agencies to work collaboratively with communities in developing hazardous fuel reduction projects, and places priority on treatment areas identified by communities themselves in a CWPP.

Current CWPPs in the Canon City Fire District can be found on the Fremont County's website -http://www.fremontco.com/emergencyservices/index.shtml