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.

For additional information, please contact Gary Zabriskie, Community & Economic Development Planning Manager at or telephone (435) 673-3548.

Adopted Document

The following links will display the complete document as well as the document in seperate chapters and the seperate maps.  The complete document file is large and is not recommended for those on dial-up access to the Internet.  Those users would likely choose to view chapters and appendices individually.  (Note: All these documents are in PDF format and require a reader capable of viewing them, i.e., Adobe Acrobat Reader or FoxIt)

Document Files
SURWPP Adopted Document (Complete Document - Large 15MB)
Adoption Signature Page   
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1                                             
Chapter 2                                        
Chapter 3                               
Chapter 4     
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Appendix A      
Appendix B  
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Plan Maps
Beaver County
Garfield County
Iron County
Kane County
Washington County
Regional Focus Areas Map

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