POA Forest Health & Wildfire Mitigation Committee
Our Santa Fe Trail Ranch Property Owners Association Fire Mitigation Committee is dedicated to ensuring the safety of our community by reducing the risk of wildfire. Our mission is to educate, plan, and implement effective strategies that minimize the potential for property damage, loss of life, and environmental devastation caused by wildfires.
We strive to create a proactive and collaborative approach to wildfire prevention, working with residents, local agencies, and organizations to identify and mitigate potential hazards. Our committee is committed to ongoing education, training, and outreach to promote fire safety awareness and preparedness among community members.
Through our efforts, we aim to foster a resilient community that is well-prepared to withstand and recover from the impacts of wildfires. Our ultimate goal is to protect the lives, homes, and natural resources of our community, while preserving the unique beauty and character of our region for future generations.
The FHWMC meetings will be posted on the SFTR calendar (time and location varies so check the calendar on this website for the latest info). We are always looking for volunteers! Minutes of the committee meetings are maintained and posted on the SFTR POA website under “FHWM Committee”.
Points of Contacts for the FHWMC are:
From Kenneth Dixon
Update for 2024 Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) and Chipping
First, I want to thank everyone that took advantage of mitigating the -50ft around their homes and/or their roadways and stacking the limbs along the road for chipping. We have spent over 75 machine hours chipping this year, which has helped our community and its homes be more prepared in case of fire.
I want to update everyone that for the 2024 season that we will only be accepting fresh cut limbs from around your home based on the -50ft area for chipping during the months of April and May. Meaning if you want to start cutting in March that’s fine. Just stack on the edge of the road starting in April.
Please email or call us to let us know there are limbs ready to chip on your site. Our contact info is listed under FHWMC on this SFTR website.
Remember this will be for April and May only. We ask after Friday May 31, 2024, there should be no stacking of limbs along the road from you -50ft HIZ.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
SFTR POA Member
- CWPP Renewal (underway)
- For more information on upcoming trainings, mitigation efforts, or FireWise, please contact Ken Dixon @email.