Following the Waldo Canyon fire tragedy in a neighboring community in June/July of 2012, the University Park Homeowners Association formed a Wildfire Mitigation Committee (UP HOA WMC) in August 0f 2012. Since then, in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Fire Department and the City Forestry Office, Wildfire Risk Assessments and residential clean-up and fire mitigation projects have been underway in accordance with WMC master planning. This video shows a sampling of what pre-wildfire fuel mitigation areas look like in University Park, Colorado Springs, CO. Consider these "before" photos! Other videos will show the effort and positive fire safety results involved in open-space wildfire fuel mitigation as projects are completed.