Pine Meadow and Forest Meadow Ranches are located in the "Wildland/Urban Interface Area." This designation indicates a risk as described in the following, exerpted from the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands website:
Wildfire has been a continuing challenge throughout Utah's history. There are several areas in Utah wherethere is an extreme danger of wildland-urban interface fire. In fact,any fire over 100 acres threatens some structure due to the increase in development into wildland areas. Over 400 of Utah's communities have been classified "at risk" of wildfire. The safety of the citizens of any community is a shared responsibility between the citizens; the owner, developer or association; and the local, county, state and federal governments. The primary responsibility, however, remains at the citizen/owner and association level.
Watch the full series of "Living with Fire" videos HERE
Remember: When the "No Fires" sign is posted at the bottom of Tollgate Canyon, Fire danger is elevated and No Fires are allowed.
In order to educate ourselves, our neighbors and our greater community, a group of Ranch owners have been engaged in fire safety projects for the past two years, starting with a ranch-wide survey of owners' safety concerns and their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in 2006. Since that time, they have been active in meeting with County and State officials on strategies to reduce our risk. These have included:
Clearing old wood
To help reduce the amount of fuel for fires, we ask that you bring down trees on your property to the pile at the back of the lower gravel pit parking lot. This wood will be chipped and removed. All wood should be under 8 inches in diameter. Thanks.
What should owners be doing to reduce the hazard?
Ongoing Projects From 2008: