Webinar - Forest & Fire Management – A Collaborative Approach


Sponsor: Mountain Studies Institute (MSI)


  • Shawna A. Legarza, Psy.D.: Director of Emergency Management, La Plata County
  • Alison Layman: Planner I, La Plata County

In preparation for Wildfire Awareness Month in May, this year’s Learning Series will kick off with a co-presentation from Shawna A. Legarza PsyD and Alison Layman on the topic of forest and fire management. They will begin with an overview of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, explain the importance of building an efficient and effective wildfire response, and how to achieve a fire adapted community while maintaining and restoring landscapes. They will also update local efforts with CPAW (Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire) in La Plata County.

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