Living With Fire
Environment • Educational
Learn about how we can all live with wildfire and how to do your part to help reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire in the Estes Valley.
Estes Valley is home to several thousand full- and part-time residents, and a vacation destination for over five million visitors a year. With its pristine rivers, varied dense forests, and abundant wildlife, Estes Valley is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Unfortunately, this idyllic environment can also be a tinderbox. All too often we experience high winds and low humidity, perfect conditions for fires to spark and spread quickly, endangering our wildlife, scenic vistas, and our community where humans and the forest meet. Also know as the Wildland Urban Interface, or WUI.
So, while we would all like to see a natural and untouched forest in our back yard, these dense forests are a problem when a wildfire approaches.