The need to address watershed protection from fire has been a major focus for
some of our communities. The Council has been aggressive in finding funds for
the Counties to develop fire risk assessments and fire mitigation plans. This
effort assisted each County to prioritize their requests for Nation Fire Plan
funds to treat local watersheds. The Council has also obtained assistance for
each County to address All Hazard Mitigation Plans, as required by FEMA to
remain eligible for disaster assistance funds.
Our efforts in Fire Education
has been sustained by assistance from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land
Management and Idaho Department of Lands to assist local communities to
understand and develop defensible space around the homes and business in the
Wildland Urban Interface.
RC&D Council sponsored hazardous fuel load reduction demonstration
Gem County Commissioners adopt County Fire Mitigation Plan