A web based interactive portal has been created for Sun Peak residents to obtain information on wildfire risks and increasing the fire resiliency of your property and our neighborhood. The Board strongly requests owners visit this STORYMAP and adopt landscape and maintenance practices to protect Sun Peak neighborhoods. If making changes to your landscaping, or if you are willing to assist in cleaning up open spaces please contact the HOA manager for Design Guideline information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildfire Risk and Hazardous Fuels Assessment for Sun Peak HOA
Below are links to the final report on the wildfire assessment for the initial 312 acres of Sun Peak HOA open space.
- Wildfire Risk and Hazardous Fuels Assessment
- Phase Two Final Wildfire Risk and Hazardous Fuels Assessment
In Case of Fire
- Call 911 if you see a fire or smell smoke, (after checking announcements for prescribed burns.)
- FIRE DANGER: See Park City Fire District for current fire danger status. Text SCFIREINFO to get text alerts on Summit County fire conditions, updates and information.
- The Sun Peak Evacuation route can be found on our website at https://www.sunpeak.org/fire/fire-evacuation-routes/
Fuels Reduction and Fire Prevention
The 2021 Parleys Canyon fire and other major fires throughout the west serve as a reminder to us all to be fire aware and take all necessary measures to protect our family, pets, property, community, and our first responders that may be called to fight a fire in our community.
- FIREWORK RESTRICTIONS: Sun Peak Rules and Regulations strictly prohibit and enforce the NO FIREWORKS rule. In addition, due to ongoing drought conditions and current wildfire risks, fireworks restriction may be in place throughout all of Park city and the Snyderville Basin. No consumer fireworks are allowed to be used on any public or private property. This includes for the 4th of July or the 24th of July celebrations. Feel free to contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (435) 940-2532 if you have any questions. Thank you for helping keep our community safe.
- Park City Fire Department provides free fire risk assessments and wood chipping. Please visit pfd.org for more information or to schedule an appointment. Sun Peak recommends scheduling your appointment in the spring.
- Sun Peak Strongly suggests all homes become Firewise certified by adhering to the standards listed in the Fire Awareness STORYMAP.
- Check sunpeak.org announcements for prescribed and pile burns in the Sun Peak Community. Sun Peak Pile burns will occur in the fall when snow is on the ground.
- Sun Peak has completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. This plan will help Sun Peak obtain outside grant funding for wildfire mitigation work, may assist homeowners in obtaining and retaining insurance, and is a baseline for communities with a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI.) The plan can be downloaded using the following link.
- Please visit the Preparing Yourself and Your Home information and watch the Ready, Set, Go videos included in the STORYMAP to ensure you are prepared in the case of a wildfire.
- To increase the ability for for Sun Peak to obtain grant money, Sun Peak is requesting owners log any activity they have do to reduce fuels and enhance fire mitigation, using the Community Tracking Form at the following link.
Landscape Health and Fire Mitigation
While we’re generally aware of the risks of fire from dead trees & their debris, we sometimes forget the risks imposed by lower grasslands and landscapes (ie, “Landcape Health”). Wildfire embers can ignite vegetation around your home and in common areas. Surface fires travel through fire fuels, including dried grasses and other ground litter. Improving overall Landscape Health is an important part of lowering your risk in the event of a wildfire. Key to that Health is the removal of noxious weeds.
According to Summit CWMA: “Noxious weeds have a number of negative impacts on the environment, wildlife, and pollinators. These species outcompete natives, reducing wildlife forage and shelter, and often increase erosion and fire risk. The Utah Weed Act requires all landowners, public and private, to control noxious weeds designated by their state and local governments. Controlling noxious weeds on your property is not only a legal responsibility, but a good neighbor policy. Weeds do not recognize land ownership boundaries; control of weeds on your land prevents them from becoming your neighbor’s problem.”
The following links provide resources for identifying and mitigating noxious weeds: