Mitigation Plan Update


Community Engagement Site

Gallatin County and the cities of Belgrade, Bozeman, Manhattan, Three Forks and West Yellowstone are updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan beginning July 1, 2017.  Both of these documents are critical that we successfully collaborate with our community during their development.  This page is intended to provide a one stop shop for information about this process.

Background

The Hazard Mitigation Act of 2000 created the authority for a risk based approach towards reducing hazards.  The Act also requires states, counties and cities to have a FEMA approved mitigation plan (every 5 years) in order to be eligible for non-emergency federal assistance.  There are several programs that this applies to, but generally these are the programs that address repetitive loss issues, building retrofits, waterway projects to address flooding, emergency power and many more.  These programs are often available to jurisdictions on an annual basis and following presidential declared incidents.

During the planning process the participants will identify the hazards present in our community, provide those identified hazards a relative ranking and identify potential projects that can minimize the impact of the identified hazards.  Identifying projects doesn’t automatically mean they will be conducted, but rather identifies them as potential options.  Federal mitigation funding can only be utilized for identified projects.

2012 Hazard Summary

Gallatin County Risk Analysis

How You Can Participate

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Initial Community Meetings

The first round of community meetings will be in fall of 2017.  Details will be listed here once they are setup.

Community Date &Time Location More Info
Belgrade TBD TBD TBD
Bozeman TBD TBD TBD
Manhattan TBD TBD TBD
Three Forks TBD TBD TBD
West Yellowstone TBD TBD TBD
Big Sky TBD TBD TBD
Gallatin Gateway TBD TBD TBD
Virtual #1 TBD TBD TBD
Virtual #2 TBD TBD TBD

Final Community Meetings

Community Date & Time Location More Info
Belgrade TBD TBD TBD
Bozeman TBD TBD TBD
Manhattan TBD TBD TBD
Three Forks TBD TBD TBD
West Yellowstone TBD TBD TBD
Big Sky TBD TBD TBD
Gallatin Gateway TBD TBD TBD
Virtual #1 TBD TBD TBD
Virtual #2 TBD TBD TBD

Contacts

Respec
Mike Rotar, Project Manager
406-284-2527
[email protected]
Gallatin County
Patrick Lonergan
406-582-2395
[email protected]