The risk of wildfire Is real in Boulder Junction.
Boulder Junction is taking steps to reduce those risks.
The Town of Boulder Junction adopted a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) on April 26, 2016. A CWPP is a 5-year planning document that identifies an entire town’s wildfire risk and provides recommendations for projects that protect citizens, homes and essential infrastructure from destructive wildfires.
The CWPP is a collaborative effort of a committee including town officials, fire department members, forestry and emergency management agencies and a variety of community stakeholders. Public participation and input is welcome at any time.
Benefits of a CWPP:
Priority consideration for 50% cost-share grant funds to
implement CWPP projects
Reduced potential for tremendous damage to life, property and infrastructure
Town and its citizens are better able to survive a wildfire
Improved emergency response and preparedness
Solid understanding of wildfire risks and solutions
The CWPP committee meets every 3-4 months. Agenda will be posted in advance of each meeting.
Get a burning permit and check BEFORE you burn! - Forest Fires Permits
Check the current fire danger - Forest Fire Restrictions
Learn how to make your home more resistant to wildfire - Forest Fire - Property
Receive emergency messages on your cell or Internet phone - http://www.co.vilas.wi.us/