With rapid turnover of homes in the wildland urban interface, homeowner education is key

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 27, 2011

Jeff Jahnke
On average, homes in the wildland urban interface (WUI) in Colorado change hands every 3-4 years. This fact, shared by Jeff Jahnke, Director of the Colorado State Forest Service, at the opening session of NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond conference today in Denver, underscores the enormous task of continued and consistent education about living safely in the WUI. Mr. Jahnke said his organization strives to provide comprehensive support for the care of our natural environment. The key to our future success, he said, is working together and developing partnerships, both at the national and local levels.