In 2020, Colorado experienced an unprecedented wildfire season. The East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Wildfires scorched over 400,000 acres and destroyed 1,041 structures, including nearly 600 residences. Consequently, flood risk after a wildfire increases dramatically - and where it rains, it can flood. While Colorado is still recovering from these historic events, it’s important to understand the increased risk and prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.
Speakers will answer questions and provide informative resources you can use today.
Joan Huston, FEMA Region 8
Carly Quisenberry, Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM)
Reghan Cloudman, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Carole Walker, Rocky Mountain Insurance Association (RMIA)
Eric Fried, Larimer County
Eugene Backhaus, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Doug Mahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)
Ragan Adams, Colorado State University Extension
Jim Webster, Boulder County
Trish Gavelda, Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM)
Vince Meldrum, Earthforce