Park City calls citizens to participate in wildfire risk survey in response to recent fires

PARK CITY, Utah – Park City Municipal is currently conducting a community wildfire risk survey to gather information from citizens to better understand the danger our community faces from wildfires.

Wildfires have become a regular occurrence during the dry season in Utah, and the areas around Park City are no exception. There have been multiple wildfires in Summit and Wasatch Counties this summer, as well as the Parley’s Canyon fire last year, which ignited less than 5 miles from downtown Park City.

In response, Park City Municipal adopted the Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan (CWPP) in 2021, hoping to educate citizens on how to mitigate wildfire risk, as well as provide a baseline for Park City’s wildfire ‘Preparedness, Planning and Mitigation’ efforts.

The community wildfire risk survey is a part of the CWPP adopted in 2021, as Park City Municipal needs citizens’ help to map and identify valuable environmental, economic, and social resources, as well as potential high-risk wildfire locations. Development of the plan will continue throughout the fall and winter, and the CWPP is expected to be adopted by the Spring of 2023.

Areas that are determined high-risk by Park City Municipal following the conclusion of the survey and CWPP will be prioritized for fire mitigation and funding. Park City Municipal will also provide information and the best-advised mitigation practices to HOAs and residents.

To take the wildfire risk survey, please refer to the Park City Municipal website. If you want to learn more about the Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan, please refer to the wildfire risk assessment site.

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