Wildfire

Colorado governor suspends controlled burns in wake of wildfire fatalities

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper suspended prescribed burns used to mitigate fire danger after a controlled blaze apparently ignited a wildfire west of Denver that killed an elderly couple and destroyed many homes. Although the origins of the Lower North Fork Fire are officially under investigation, the Colorado State Forest Service has said that a controlled burn it conducted was the likely source of the fire.

2011 Communities at Risk

NASF continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities at risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans. This report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity. The FY2011 data was collected through the U.S. Forest Service's National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System (NFPORS), and reflects data accomplishments through September 30, 2011.

2010 Communities at Risk

NASF continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities at risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs). This report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity. The FY2010 data was collected through the U.S. Forest Service's National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System (NFPORS), and reflects data accomplishments through September 30, 2010.

NASF Communities at Risk Report (Fiscal Year 2009 )

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities at risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs).* This report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity. The FY2009 data was collected through the U.S. Forest Service's National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System (NFPORS), and reflects data accomplishments through September 30, 2009.