Los Alamos County Wildfire Mitigation Project
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Los Alamos County Wildfire Mitigation and Public Education Project

Los Alamos County Fire Department is seeking public comment on the proposed Los Alamos County (LAC) Wildfire Mitigation and Public Education Project. The proposed mitigation Project would thin trees and shrubs on approximately 114 acres of County lands, and would offer fire hazard mitigation assistance to homeowners.

The purpose of the Project is to:

  • reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire;
  • protect the lives and safety of citizens and firefighters;
  • create defensible space around residential areas and critical facilities; and
  • promote ecosystem health.

The map linked below displays the seven locations where the LAC Fire Department proposes to thin vegetation. All of the areas to be treated are within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and have been prioritized for treatments in the County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

LAC Wildfire Mitigation Project Area

Mark Your Calendar!

Public Meeting for the Los Alamos Wildfire Mitigation and Public Education Project
Learn more about the Project and assistance available to homeowners at the upcoming public meeting:

September 20, 2017, 5:30—7:30 PM
Los Alamos Fire Department Administration Building -- 3rd Floor Training Room
999 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, New Mexico

The purpose of the Meeting is to:

  • Provide information to the public about the Project and about the environmental analysis being conducted for the Project; and
  • Provide an opportunity for the Public to give input on the Project design, as well as identify concerns they would like to see analyzed in the environmental assessment (EA).

Submit Your Comments

LAC Fire Department wants to know what you think about the Project and/or what concerns or issues you would like to have included in the analysis. Please submit your comments no later than September 27, 2017. Written comments may be submitted:

Electronically at: LACproject@swca.com (either in the body of the email or as a word or pdf attachment); or

By Fax: 970-385-1938; or

Mailed to: LAC Wildfire Mitigation Project
c/o SWCA Environmental Consultants
130 Rock Point Dr. Ste. A
Durango, CO 81301.


For More Information:

Chief Kelly Sterna, Project Manager
505-662-8301
kelly.sterna@lacnm.us