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Blue Mountain Subdivision of Linden, Virginia

The Blue Mountain Property Owners Association (BMPOA) of Linden, Virginia celebrates their 5th year as a recognized Firewise Communities/USA® site and describes their community as being “known for its scenic overlooks and seasonal wildflowers as well as peaceful mountain living.”

Back in August 2011, the BMPOA held their annual Firewise event to maintain their peaceful lifestyle and confer about mitigation activities for 2012. On the agenda was Blue Mountain’s high wildfire risk as dry winter conditions projected to leave the area ripe for wildfire. BMPOA members were encouraged to create a 30-foot defensible space around their homes to reduce the risk of wildfire and set a safe example for the community. Also discussed were ways to tackle challenges related to wood chipping, controlled burning, and funding. The event wasn’t all work and no play, though. There was also a celebration of a newly-widened main road that will serve as a first line of defense to cut evacuation time and improve access for emergency vehicles.

Blue Mountain success story

Blue Mountain success story