EAGLE VALLEY WILDLAND

Eagle Valley Wildland (EVW) is an intergovernmental partnership between Eagle County, ERFPD, GEFPD, and GFPD. Resulting from the recognition of Colorado's fire history and the presence of a growing wildfire threat within Eagle County, the EVW program was formed in August 2019. The program has continued to evolve and currently employs six full-time staff members dedicated to response, planning, mitigation, and community education. EVW manages fire management activities across 1,680 square miles of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), rural communities, forests, and rangeland. To accomplish this, the program functions as a pool of subject matter experts to coordinate pre, during, and post-incident activities between the emergency response agencies, communities, and members of the public across its jurisdiction.


Eagle River Fire Protection District is the host and coordinating agency for EVW. EVW also leads the Eagle River Fire Protection District Wildland Division, providing staffing and training functions for the district. In addition to these duties, EVW continues to work closely with its partners in Eagle and Gypsum, as well as the USFS and BLM.