Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO) provides a statewide platform for information sharing and forward thinking discussion as related to wildfire issues. FACO acts as a connecting force that works with a collective voice, aimed at creating safer and more resilient communities living with the threat of wildfire.
FACO’s mission is to be a collective voice and representative organization for Colorado that provides educational and networking opportunities for communities, groups and individual stakeholders focused on reducing the negative impacts of wildfires in the state.
The following mission-related objectives guide Fire Adapted Colorado as FACO seeks to:
• Function as a representative body in Colorado to provide coordinated opportunities for all stakeholders concerned with reducing the negative impacts of wildfires;
• Secure funding and providing coordination (via committees) for an annual statewide conference focused on all aspects of reducing the negative impacts of wildfires;
• Leverage resources and relationships to provide fire adapted messaging, educational tools and outreach mechanisms to interest groups and partners;
• Assist new and existing organizations by increasing their ability to obtain funding to promote capacity building;
• Maintain a statewide directory of agencies and entities involved in wildfire related issues.
Nicole Reese, the Network Coordinator for FACO, is based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and our Board of Directors are located in several towns across the state. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!