Genesee Fire Protection District (GFPD) and members of the Board contacted the Wildfire Research Center (WiRē) early in 2021. GFPD serves a community of approximately 1,500 homes and 3,600 residents. The community borders the south side of I-70 and runs south up varied topography with varied vegetation to approximately 8,000 feet of elevation and is considered to be at extremely high risk of wildfire. In 2020, GFPD worked with the Forest Stewards Guild to update their Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). GFPD and WiRē collaborated to collect household-level data in an effort that is complementary to the insights provided by the CWPP. A series of scoping meetings that included the GFR Fire Board helped to build a shared understanding of GFPD’s goals, the setting, and the community.
|Title||Living with wildfire in Genesee Fire Protection District, Jefferson County, Colorado: 2022 data report|
|Authors||Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Dorie Dalton, Jason Puffett, Patricia A. Champ, Christopher M. Barth, James Meldrum, Colleen Donovan, Carolyn Wagner, Julia Goolsby, Chiara Forrester|
|Publication Subtype||Federal Government Series|
|Series Title||Research Note|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Fort Collins Science Center|