Risk Assessments

Is Your Property At Risk?

Many people in the tri-county area of Helena, Montana live in areas prone to wildfire. The wildland-urban interface is any area where man-made improvements are built close to, or within, natural terrain and flammable vegetation. Determining your wildfire risk and taking actions to prepare is an important action. Assessment opportunities may be available through upcoming area specific programs and projects, including FireSafe Helena.

Check out this video to learn what some residents have done with assessments and hazardous fuels reduction.

You can conduct your own risk assessment using this form, or better yet, contact the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) who will provide a free site visit to assess your property and provide recommendations on how you can reduce your wildfire risk.

The DNRC “Wildfire Risk Portal” is an interactive tool for homeowner to learn more about their property wildfire risk and what steps they can take to reduce their wildfire risk. Once information is submitted you will be contacted to see if you would like a site visit by a wildfire professional. This interactive tool also produces a professionally qualified risk report for the homeowner.