Game Trail Awarded Firewise USA® Status

The Forestry Committee has some FANTASTIC news to close out the year! Game Trail is now an official Firewise USA® community! Our application was approved the week of December 12, 2021.

What is Firewise USA®?

Firewise USA® is a national recognition program. It is awarded to communities that have met specific criteria as it works to reduce wildfire risks. Firewise USA® supports continued work through free educational programs and resources.

What does being a Firewise USA® Community mean for Game Trail?

The Benefits began with our application and are on-going. Applying required us to have a community-wide risk assessment done by the Colorado State Forest Service. That assessment, beyond its educational aspect, informed the development of our Firewise USA® action plan. Game Trail will also be in a stronger position for future wildfire mitigation grant applications as Firewise USA® sites are often given preference.

BONUS: USAA members with a home in a Firewise USA® community qualify for a homeowner’s insurance discount! If you are a USAA member, see this link for more information:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA/Become-a-Firewise-USA-site/Program-benefits/insurance-discounts-for-USAA-members-in-seven-states

We will follow up with more Firewise USA® and Forestry Committee information after the first of the year. For now, we wanted to make this announcement to share some great news!

Kari Allen

Forestry Committee Volunteer