Larimer County is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2020 - 2021 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. 


Larimer County HMP is currently being reviewed by FEMA.

Kickoff – Meeting #1 (April 10, 2020) 

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

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


  • 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
  • Public Workshop #2 (Public Review of Plan) - October 13 (COMPLETED)
  • HMPC Plan Draft Review (By Planning Committee) - November - December 2020 (COMPLETED) 
  • Public Review Period - (COMPLETED)
  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management Plan Review - (COMPLETED)


Currently Happening:  

  • FEMA Plan Review  


Next Milestones (Dates TBD): 

  • FEMA Approval
  • Final Approval and Adoption of Plan - Spring 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
  • Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
  • 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

Public Draft Available for Review - CLOSED

Comments are also being collected via a Google form (which can be accessed via the above virtual engagement room as well.) To provide comments to this form, click here.


State Draft 



Coming Soon:

- FEMA Draft