Hopefully you’ve already completed and returned the wildfire risk awareness survey questionnaire that was recently mailed to all canyon homes. This study by researchers at the U.S. Forest Service will assess our community’s knowledge of wildfire, our attitudes toward fire- related risk, and our readiness to respond to a fire emergency. The resulting data will help the township benchmark its progress in preparing for a serious wildfire event. It will also help county, state, and federal agencies develop more effective programs to inform, motivate and prepare at-risk communities like ours.

If you misplaced the first mailing, don’t worry. A second questionnaire will be mailed in the next few weeks. Please be sure to fill it out and return it in the enclosed, stamped envelope. The insights we hope to gain will be invaluable in preparing Emigration Canyon for future fires. Your participation is essential!