Cowlitz County is developing a County-level Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The Plan will include risk analysis at the community level, mapping, field investigations, interviews and collaboration with local groups and stakeholders. As a result of this plan, the County will be able to make mitigation recommendations that will help to prevent wildfires from occurring, as well as create a more fire-resistant Cowlitz County. A major component of the plan will be providing for public wildfire education. Goals include reducing wildfire risk for Cowlitz County residents, increased awareness of wildfire issues, and identifying areas of high risk and developing strategies to reduce this risk.
For more information or to get involved with the Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Cowlitz County, please contact Greta Holmstrom, Cowlitz County Department of Building and Planning at 360-577-3052 x6676.