Following the devastation from the Spring Creek Fire in 2018, Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection, a non-profit Colorado corporation with 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status, was created, with the mission
to collaboratively protect the Spanish Peaks area and wildlife from the impact of destructive events.
SPAWP facilitated the transition of a team of interested and concerned citizens, various governmental agencies and organizations as we took the early work done by the USFS
Community Mitigation Assistance Teams (CMAT) from a concept to a functioning organization.
It was clear to SPAWP that fire mitigation should not just be left to the individual
property owners, and that a concerted effort to minimize the impact of wildfires and flooding had to be established.
SPAWP is servicing projects and restoration efforts in Huerfano County, Alamosa County, Costilla County, and Las Animas County.