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Waldo Canyon Regional Recovery Group
The Waldo Canyon Regional Recovery Group meetings are at 2 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Citizens Service Center, Room 1020, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods. Contact Gordon Brenner at 719-388-7141 or for current meeting information.

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Waldo Canyon Regional Recovery Group

After the Waldo Canyon Fire it was evident there would be many challenges for recovering that would last for at least the next 10 years.  Since the tragedy effected so many communities and organizations within El Paso County, it was determined there was a need for an ongoing meeting to provide a place that all of the members could communicate needs, recovery efforts, grant opportunities, lessons learned, etc.  By acting together as a group it is easier to ensure that no one was wasting time by duplicating efforts, but also empowered the region when reaching out to the State and the Federal governments with one combined voice. 

Co-Chair: Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner
Co-Chair: Bret Waters, Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Managment

Members of the group include representatives from the following agencies and organizations:

• El Paso County:
   Budget, Office of Emergency Management, Department of Public Works, Grants & Public Information Office
• City of Colorado Springs
   Office of Emergency Management, Fire Department & Public Services Department
• Manitou Springs
   Administration, Chief of Police & Fire Department
• Colorado Department of Transportation
• Colorado Springs Utilities
• Coalition For the Upper South Platte
• RMFI: Rocky Mountain Field Institute
• US Air Force Academy
• Flying W Ranch
• El Pomar Foundation
• Glen Eyrie
• State of Colorado Office of Emergency Management
• Colorado State Univ. Cooperative Extension
• U.S. Forest Service
• NRCS: Natural Rescources Conservation Service
• Cascade Fire Department
• Green Mountain Falls / Chipita Park Fire Department
• National Forest Foundation
• U.S. Senator Udall’s Office
• U.S. Senator Bennet’s Office
• U.S. Congressman Lamborn’s Office

The Waldo Canyon Regional Recovery Group meets once a month.

Previous Meetings
Mitigation Projects
Presentations & Documents


Grants and Funding awarded to local organizations and local governments for Waldo Canyon Fire recovery expenses.
PDF Document, April 2015

The Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply Study presented by Dr. David L. Rosgen of Wildlan Hydrology. WARSSS will predict how water, sediment, and debris will move along and off the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar.



Important Links
Volunteer & Donate

Coalition For the Upper South Platte is coordinating volunteer efforts through the website

To volunteer with CUSP for post-fire mitigation projects, you can register here:

Donate to Pikes Peak Community Foundation
In the wake of flooding generated by runoff from the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar, the Manitou Springs community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. 
Click Here to Donate Online and for more information.


Flash Flooding

The Waldo Canyon Fire has dramatically increased the probability of flash flooding in Ute Pass, Manitou Springs and portions of Colorado Springs. Home owners along drainages coming off the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar need to take precautions to protect your family and property from the expected flash flooding.

Flash Flooding Information

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