Mitigation Bureau


Placer Mining Mitigation Project at Ninemile Creek - Photo Credit: Trout Unlimited


How can we reduce the effects of disasters?

Disasters can happen at anytime and anyplace; their human and financial consequences are hard to predict, and the number of disasters each year continues to increase. Since disaster mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters it is imperative that we all understand community/regional/and state-wide risks and invest in long-term community well-being.

Mitigation includes not only minimizing or avoiding  development in high hazard areas within the community,  but also working to ensure  existing development in hazard-prone areas is safer.