Summit County Adopts New WUI Regulations

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January, 2018. The pilot community for the CPAW program, Summit County, Colorado, has passed new land use regulations to reduce wildfire hazard based on CPAW’s recommendations. After extensive stakeholder outreach and collaborative efforts, the new and updated regulations include measures to assess wildfire hazards as a part of any rezoning request, prepare defensible space plans with rezoning and subdivision requests, improve access requirements to accommodate emergency vehicles, require non-combustible fencing within ten feet of structures, and prohibit uncovered firewood storage within 30 feet of structures during the designated wildfire season. Read more about Summit County.