March 2019 WAP E-News


WAP E-News: March 2019

In This Issue

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

March 18, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Neighborhood Ambassador Orientation
San Juan Public Lands Center 15 Burnett Ct. Durango, CO 81301

March 19, 4:30 - 7:00 PM
WAP Fire Council Meeting
San Juan Public Lands Center 15 Burnett Ct. Durango, CO 81301

March 27, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Preparing for Wildfire
Pine River Library 395 Bayfield Center Dr. Bayfield, CO 81122

April 3, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest (DWRF) Collaborative Meeting
Dolores Water Conservancy District 60 Cactus St. Cortez, CO 81321

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Ambassador Orientation

Resilient Archuleta

Wildfire Adapted Partnership is involved in many facets of protecting communities from wildfire.  In Archuleta County, WAP coordinator, Bill Trimarco, is part of the core group that has come together to develop a resilient community at the county-wide level.  Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from an unforeseen event. The most likely natural event in our area is wildfire, so planning for that is crucial. The changing climate is exacerbating conditions that can increase wildfire danger.  On January 30th, over 60 residents took part in the first public meeting to introduce this concept to the community.

More information available from the Pagosa Springs SUN

New to WAP

Joe Reddan - Board of Directors

New to Durango from Washington DC, Joe has joined WAP's Board of Directors. He is a retired Assistant Director of Forest Management for the USDA Forest Service. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resource Management from the University of Montana, Joe began working across the broad and diverse ecosystems of the United States in New England, the mid-Atlantic States, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. He also served as a  legislative affairs specialist in DC, interacting with personnel and committee staff for the House of Representatives and the Senate, scripting agency testimony and preparing either Forest Service or USDA witnesses for oversight, legislative and appropriations hearings.  Among legislative efforts Joe assisted in were the Congressional designation of Chimney Rock National Monument and the Special Management Area for Hermosa Creek.
In retirement, Joe has started a consulting forestry business in Colorado and New Mexico, focusing on the under-served, non-industrial, private forest land holdings in the the Southwest.  A passion of Joe’s is to assist private property owners living in fire-derived forests with the management of their sylvan setting and safety.  Joe is thrilled to contribute to Wildfire Adapted Partnership's delivery of vegetation management, and personal and home safety programs to Southwestern Colorado. Joe resides in Edgemont Highlands with his life partner, Kara, and their Boston Terrier Reggie.

Amanda Walter - Administrative Coordinator

Amanda joined WAP in March as our Administrative Coordinator, supporting our staff and programs. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has a background in marketing, from trade show booth design to building and executing strategic campaigns for various brands. In 2018, Amanda relocated to Durango from the Front Range with her husband and two dogs. She is passionate about environmental conservation and advocacy.

Articles of Interest


Wildfire Potential, March through June

Colorado Tax Incentive Offered for Wildfire Mitigation

Forest Management Protected Life, Property from 2018 Fires

Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week

How a Central Texas Community is Preparing for Wildfires

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