Conference check-in will be open the evening of September 29th and the conference will run until 3:30 pm on October 1st, 2020.
$295 until June 30
Late Registration after June 30 - $345
$50 discount for current FACO members
Pre and Post-Conference Opportunities!
Mitigation Best Practices Training (tentatively rolling over to Fall Dates) September 28 & 29!
$25 includes Tuesday lunch and workshop materials
This national level training is designed for current or future mitigation specialists, wildfire program leads and others who work with residents and their communities to be more efficient and effective at reducing wildfire risk, from the public and non-profit mitigation sectors.
Mitigation Best Practices training concentrates on science, methods, and tools demonstrated to engage communities/residents, to eliminate ineffective practices, and to get community fire adaptation actions accomplished on the ground.
Participants should come with a basic understanding of how homes burn and vegetation management best practices. The course assumes you know how to mitigate, but that you could use some support engaging your community. In this workshop, you will work through some of the greatest challenges to stimulating mitigation that you face, and help you break down ineffective practices to make space for the more effective ones.
Riparian and WUI Fire Tour & Mitigation Conversation
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Tentatively September 29) No Charge
This tour will be led by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to Connected Lakes at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park where a July 4, 2019 riparian fire burned through the state park and adjacent open space near a neighborhood. This tour will include a discussion of mitigation efforts pre-ignition, emergency response and reclamation after the fire. An additional state parks riverfront stop near the WUI will illuminate challenges and potential solutions associated with mitigation of fuels in public spaces that abut backyards.
Resource Mobilization Overview & Tour of Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management and Aviation Unit
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM April 16 - No Charge
This add-on opportunity is for participants who are interested in learning more about what firefighting resources are available in western Colorado and how they are prioritized and mobilized for incidents. The Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) is located at the Grand Junction Airport, less than 2 miles from the conference location. This is a great bonus for participants who don't need to head out immediately.