Southwest Utah Regional Wildfire Protection Plan Completed
The Community Development Division staff of the Five County Association of Governments in cooperation with the Color Country Interagency Fire Center has completed a regional wildfire protection plan that covers the five southwest Utah counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington. The Plan was adopted by the Five County Association of Governments' Natural Resources Committee on October 26, 2007.
The “Southwest Utah Regional Wildfire Protection Plan” has been prepared to help our region’s individual counties and the region as a whole clarify and refine its priorities for life, property, and critical infrastructure in the wildland urban interface (WUI) areas. Each region of the state of Utah is different, therefore each plan being developed in the various multi-county regions of the state is specific to the needs of the residents within its project area.
The goal was to develop a collaborative plan that will assist the counties, communities, and state and federal government agencies in reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire within this region. Some of the issues that were addressed include wildfire response, wildfire hazard mitigation in project focus areas, structures at risk, public education, and community preparedness.
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