Larimer County is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2020 per the five-year update cycle required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 for a jurisdiction to qualify for Federal Hazard Mitigation Grant funds. 

Hazard Mitigation” is defined as sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from hazards. The Larimer County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan will analyze the County’s vulnerabilities to all hazards including natural and human caused hazards and identifies proactive mitigation actions the county, town, cities, and stakeholders can take to minimize impacts to people, property, and critical facilities. 

Seeking Public Participation

Help the county prepare for natural and human-caused hazards! We're seeking information from the public and stakeholders to better understand our vulnerabilities, as well as opportunities to reduce the impacts of hazards before they occur. 



Public Meeting: May 28, 2020 5-7pm 

Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Virtual Public Workshop

Meeting Recording 

Virtual Public Meeting: October 13, 2020 5pm - 7pm

Register to Participate

Kickoff – Meeting #1 (April 10, 2020) 

Risk Assessment and Goals Update – Meeting #2 (May 15, 2020) 

Mitigation Strategy – Meeting #3 (July 14, 2020) 

Plan Review – Meeting #4 (TBD) 

  • Agenda 
  • Presentation (PPT)  
  • Meeting Summary 
  • Meeting Recording 
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) Kick-Off Meeting - 4/10/2020 - COMPLETED
  • HMPC Planning Meeting #2 (Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment [HIRA]) - 5/15/2020 - COMPLETED
  • Public Workshop #1 - 5/28/2020 - COMPLETED
  • HMPC Planning Meeting #3 (HIRA Review) - 7/14/2020 - COMPLETED


Next Milestones (Dates TBD): 

  • HMPC Planning Meeting #4 - August
  • HMPC Plan Draft Review - September 
  • Public Workshop #2 (Public Review of Plan) - September/October 
  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management Plan Review - October 
  • FEMA Plan Review - October - December 
  • Final Approval and Adoption of Plan - January 2021

The Larimer County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update is a multi-jurisdictional plan that includes participation from the following municipalities and special districts: 

Cities / Towns

  • Town of Berthoud
  • Town of Estes Park
  • City of Fort Collins
  • Town of Johnstown
  • City of Loveland
  • Town of Timnath
  • Town of Wellington
  • Town of Windsor

Fire Authorities

  • Berthoud Fire Protection District
  • Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District
  • Estes Valley Fire Protection District
  • Glacier View Fire Protection District
  • Livermore Fire Protection District
  • Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District
  • Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District 
  • Poudre Fire Authority
  • Wellington Fire Protection District
  • Windsor Severance Fire Protection District

Other Partners

  • Estes Park Health
  • Estes Valley Rec & Park
  • Northern Water
  • Thompson Valley EMS
  • Upper Thompson Sanitation

- Coming Soon -

- Public Draft 

- State Draft 

- FEMA Draft