Colorado Wildfire Task Force Recommendations Released

Gov. Hickenlooper’s Wildfire Insurance and Forest Health Task Force released its recommendations in a final report issued Sept. 30. The report includes a number of recommendations, including the need to rate properties based on the level of wildfire risk. This would be accomplished by the creation of maps showing wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas. According toContinue reading “Colorado Wildfire Task Force Recommendations Released”

Wildfire Task Force to Propose Fee?

From a recent Denver Post article it appears that some members of the Wildfire Task Force would like to make a bolder statement in the report that is due on Sept. 30th to Gov. Hickenlooper. One proposal would classify homes on a risk scale and those deemed high risk would be required to haveContinue reading “Wildfire Task Force to Propose Fee?”

Update on Governor’s Wildfire Task Force

Gov. Hickenlooper has given the Task Force more time to finalize its recommendation. The final report is now due September 30. The Building and Activities subcommittee (BAS) presented its recommendations to the Task Force on July 29. The BAS includes representatives from the Colorado Municipal League, Colorado Counties, Inc., the Colorado Association of Home BuildersContinue reading “Update on Governor’s Wildfire Task Force”

Wildfire Task Force Proposal’s Impact on Real Estate

In the wake of the horrendous wildfires in 2012, Governor Hickenlooper created the Task Force on Wildfire Insurance and Forest Health to examine how to best protect property and people within and adjacent to the wildland-urban interface and Colorado’s landscape. The Task Force is comprised of state and federal officials, including Division of Regulatory AgenciesContinue reading “Wildfire Task Force Proposal’s Impact on Real Estate”