There are many local contractors who provide services related to forestry, home construction and improvements, landscaping and other wildfire mitigation activities. Eagle County, the Vail Board of REALTORS®, or any agents acting on behalf of the REALFire program cannot endorse any contractors but provide this information as a courtesy. We encourage you to contact multiple contractors when seeking bids.
The REALFire® program provides educational materials uniquely developed for potential home buyers, home sellers, and REALTORS®. Resources include:
- REALFire® Guide for Home Buyers – a trifold brochure designed to help home buyers understand and identify a property’s potential wildfire hazard.
- REALFire® Guide for Home Sellers – a trifold brochure designed to help home sellers address potential wildfire hazard concerns from interested buyers.
- REALFire® Reference Guide for REALTORS® – an eight-page guide designed to help REALTORS enhance the marketing and transaction process by educating buyers and sellers about local wildfire hazard.
- Home Ignition Zone Brochure – a one-page overview of a well-prepared home ignition zone, including construction and landscaping tips.
Eagle County also maintains a wildfire hazard map and provides other information about the county’s regulatory requirements for wildfire.
Grants and Funding
A variety of grants and funding assistance is available through the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) to help individuals, landowners, community groups and others.
Visit the CSFS website for more information on assistance programs and grants, including an income tax subtraction for up to $2,500 for qualifying landowners who perform work on property located in a wildland-urban interface area.