The Southern Rockies Wildland Fire Module was created in April 2008 to help restore Colorado's forests with safe, scientifically-designed controlled burns.
The Module also provides prescribed fire training to a wide range of partners and assists federal agencies in allowing naturally-ignited wildland fires to burn for resource benefit.
When conditions do not allow for the safe and effective use of prescribed fire, the Module implements other kinds of hazardous fuel reduction treatments and aids in wildland fire suppression across the nation. Currently, SORO WFM is the only NGO qualified Type 1 Module in the nation, with 7 FTE employees (Module Leader, Assistant Module Leader, Squad Leader, Lead Firefighter, and 3 crewmembers).SOUTHERN ROCKIES WILDLAND FIRE MODULE MISSION STATEMENT
As the Southern Rockies Wildland Fire Module we will strive to become a cohesive, safe, adaptable module, rising above any situation and maintaining The Nature Conservancy's core value of integrity beyond reproach. Module members will lead by example while making every effort to exceed all standards and expectations put forth in wildland fire operations, prescribed fire, fire adapted ecosystem restoration and community protection.SOUTHERN ROCKIES WILDLAND FIRE MODULE’S PURPOSE
The primary purpose of The Nature Conservancy's Southern Rockies Fire Module is to manage and reintroduce wildland fire into fire adapted ecosystems. This will be done by creating and maintaining relationships with federal, state, local land management agencies and private land owners using the module's specialized expertise in areas such as fire monitoring, ignition, holding and suppression, prescribed fire preparation and implementation support, community protection through hazard fuels reduction, and fire effects monitoring.