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A variety of resources are available to help make the most use of the Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment (Colorado WRA) results and the Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal (CO-WRAP) web application. Support, documentation and reference information is available from several sources. Key resources for the Colorado WRA and CO-WRAP applications are provided below.
A simple step-by-step guide on how to use CO-WRAP is provided. The manual provides all the information necessary to learn how to use both the Public and Professional Viewer applications.
Custom training on how to use the Colorado WRA results and the CO-WRAP application is available from the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS). If you are interested in receiving training for your organization, you can reach us by using the Contact page.
Support for use of the Colorado WRA data and the Professional Viewer application within CO-WRAP is available by sending an email to the CSFS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Professional Viewer application is intended for use by fire planners and land managers. For general inquiries, especially regarding the Public Viewer or the Colorado WRA data, please use the Contact page. This will allow you to pose questions, make suggestions and provide feedback. We welcome and encourage your comments so we can continue to improve CO-WRAP to better meet your needs.
To aid users in developing a fire protection plan, a few additional resources are provided. This includes guidelines for protecting your home and property from wildfire through mitigation, minimum standards for developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), requirements for a community to receive the FireWise Communities USA™ designation and templates for developing a CWPP and a Forest Stewardship Plan. Use the links below to access these resources. We also encourage you to check out the information available on the Colorado State Forest Service website at www.csfs.colostate.edu. Key links are provided below.
- Quick Guide - Protecting Your Home from Wildfire: Creating Wildfire Defensible Zones (PDF)
- FireWise Construction: Site Design & Building Materials (PDF)
- Protect your Home, Property & Forest from Wildfire Protection
- Community Wildfire Protection Plans
Example Plan Templates/Guidelines
Planning is essential for the long-term success of wildfire mitigation efforts. CWPPs have become the planning standard, as defined in the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003. The risk summary report capability within the CO-WRAP Professional Viewer application has been specifically designed to support Step 5 in CWPP development, the Community Risk Assessment component. The risk report is generated in a Microsoft WORD format to facilitate easy copy-paste of content directly into a plan. Examples are provided below to get you get started. Links to existing CWPPs developed across Colorado also are provided; please note, however, that these plans were developed before Colorado WRA and CO-WRAP were available.
- Review Current Colorado CWPPs
- CWPP Template
- CWPP Minimum Standards
- Colorado Landowner Forest Stewardship Plan Template