Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection

Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection (SPAWP) is a 501(c)(3) Colorado nonprofit with the mission to collaboratively protect the Spanish Peaks area and wildlife from the impact of destructive wildfire events. SPAWP facilitates collaboration of individuals, governmental agencies and organizations, and works to support fuel mitigation and fire recovery in Huerfano County and adjacent communities.

Key services:
  • Access to grants and support for fuel mitigation program implementation
  • Identification of critical areas for reduction of high-density fuels in surrounding forests
  • Protection of high-value watersheds and creation of defensible space around homes, property, and infrastructure
  • Public education on mitigation activities
  • Support of Firewise Communities through outreach, funding, and training
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  • SPAWP Collaborative Efforts Address Wildfire Risk

    FACO network members, the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection (SPAWP) hosted a Summer Community Education and Training Program, including a community-wide meeting on August 27th, at the Cuchara Community Center in Cuchara Village. A packed house of concerned citizens and Firewise community leaders were present, along with a host of collaborating agencies who reported on their efforts… learn more >