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It’s important that we make proactive plans for business and infrastructure in our communities so they can avoid wildfire-related losses, operate through disaster, and recover quickly and efficiently. Protecting critical infrastructure, such as utility lines and water systems, is essential to community resilience and normalcy. Businesses, including our crop and timber producers, need to be adequately insured. For those businesses which rely on grazing and pastureland, there are important considerations such as grazing agreements.
Fire adaptation in the business sector also includes the creation of assets. Are there ways to utilize our biomass, support the local economy and further landscape restoration? What about ensuring local contractors have the ability to connect to the federal contracting system during wildfire response?
Business and infrastructure is woven into the fabric of our communities, no matter how big or how small. Fire adaptation includes working with utilities, businesses and infrastructure across the whole disaster cycle.
Wildfire Adapted Partnership, located in Southwest Colorado, works with real estate professionals in their community to help build a foundation for wildfire mitigation among new homeowners. Working with the Durango Association of Realtors, Wildfire Adapted Partnership, created a short-course for real estate professionals which both counts for a Continuing Education credit and provides critical information about wildfire and wildfire mitigation.