Municipal and regional wildfire mitigation

"Anchor Point understands our community level planning and its many obstacles; they offer sound advice to help us achieve a FireWise Community. The residents of Genesee have come to see Anchor Point as experts in the WUI."

-- Genesee Open Space Foundation


Map of Community Wildfire Protection Plans prepared by the Anchor Point Group in Boulder County

Anchor Point Group CWPPs in Boulder County include many of the larger fire protection district and mountain towns, along with the City of Boulder.

 

 

 

Inclusion of diverse views without loss of effective wildfire mitigation

Chris White, co-founder of the Anchor Point GroupAfter spending his early career with USFS and Colorado State Forest Service, Chris was the Fire Management Specialist for Boulder County, Colo.,working daily as an interagency fire management coordinator with the USFS, Colorado State Forest Service and 18 local fire districts, as well as acting as liaison to the County Land Use departments of planning and building.

Rod Morega, co-founder of the Anchor Point GroupRod served his early career with USFS, and then as the Prescribed Fire Manager for the Boulder Fire Department and the the Forest and Fire Ecologist for the Boulder Open Space Department. He is well trained in fire behavior modeling, including FlamMap, FARSITE, WFDSS, and custom fuel modeling.

Large municipal and districtwide CWPPs can appear overwhelming given diverse public and private land ownerships interest groups. The Anchor Point Group helps municipalities around the world ascertain and mitigate their wildfire risks, including extensive work in southern California and such prominent cities as Santa Fe, N. M.

Our principals, Chris White and Rod Moraga, have experience with such large-scale projects dating well before Community Wildfire Protection Plans were incorporated into the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.

Working with the city and county of Boulder, Colo., our founders developed new methodologies to improve planning processes that are now ingrained into national policy and the Anchor Point Group's approach.

Much of the APG philosophy has been incorporated in the CWPP process. Our company was a key player in writing the International Association of Fire Chief's "Leaders Guide to CWPPs." Additionally, APG collaborated in the development of FEMA's "Wildfire Loss Assessment Methodology" and "Homebuilders Guide to Construction in the Wildfire Zone."

APG continues to be involved in local wildfire planning and protection, while collaborating at the national and international scale.