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2022 Q&A with BFRD Wildland Division Chief Brian Oliver

2022 Q&A with BFRD Wildland Division Chief Brian Oliver

In the wake of the Marshall and NCAR fires, we recently had the opportunity to talk at length with Chief Brian Oliver of Boulder Fire-Rescue’s Wildland Division about the changing status of wildfire risk to our neighborhood. The meeting was well attended, and we gleaned much very useful information. Here is a summary of the most important points from that meeting. And here are the full minutes of the 1 hour, 40 minute session.

Wildfire FAQs 2022

Wildfire FAQs 2022

Following the recent fires in our immediate vicinity, residents of SR4 have lots of questions. Here are some answers to what’s top of mind for many.

Tax Break for Fire Mitigation

Tax Break for Fire Mitigation

Did you know? The State of Colorado offers homeowners in the Wildland-Urban Interface (which includes Silver Plume) a significant tax subtraction for qualifying costs incurred for fire mitigation on their properties, up to $2500. Have a look at the fine print here.

Landscaper Impacts

Landscaper Impacts

Quite a few residents of SR4 are concerned about the noise and pollution impacts of the equipment used by commercial landscapers. They join many in Boulder and elsewhere with that concern. The City of Boulder is also addressing the issue. They are in the early stages of assessing a way to limit the use of noisy and polluting equipment, with an emphasis on two-stroke engines. The SR4 Board is following this closely and doing our own research in hopes of…

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Take Action on Climate

Take Action on Climate

Boulder offers a wealth of ways to engage on climate change. If you’re looking for a way to take action, here’s a list of Boulder climate and social justice organizations.

Protecting Pollinators

Protecting Pollinators

The City of Boulder runs programs to encourage the creation of high quality pollinator habitats throughout Boulder, both on public and private properties. Learn more!

Wildlife Contact Information

Wildlife Contact Information

Wildlife in Boulder City Limits To report nuisance or injured small wildlife (such as coyotes, raccoons, skunks, foxes, squirrels, birds) within Boulder city limits, please contact the Animal Protection Unit at 303-441-3333. To report bear or lion activity that may require a response (such as a bear or mountain lion in your yard) contact the Boulder Police non-emergency number at 303-441-3333; to report past sightings of bears or lions that will help future management of wildlife in the city, contact…

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Invasive Plants Management

Invasive Plants Management

Invasive plant species, such as teasel, sulfur cinquefoil, crown vetch, euphorbia, and various thistles are increasingly gaining a foothold in our local remnant of native shortgrass prairie. The City of Boulder has identification information about these and many other invasives on their website. SR4 is fortunate to have several volunteers who are trying to keep these invasives at bay to protect our treasured grassy open spaces. If you’d like to lend a hand in the effort, please contact the board…

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