Hazards Mitigation Plan
The Boundary County All Hazards Mitigation Plan is a tool to assist the
county in ensuring that the local citizens, community businesses and
institutions are more resistant to the impacts of future disasters. Acting
separately and in conjunction with other communities, Boundary County has
undertaken a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of the vulnerabilities of the
county to all types of future natural, technological and societal hazards to
make the jurisdiction more resistant to their impacts.
The purpose of this plan is to:
· Provide a methodical, substantive approach to mitigation planning
· Enhance public awareness and understanding
· Create a decision tool for management
· Promote compliance with the State of Idaho and federal program requirements in order to be eligible for available mitigation-related funding
· Enhance existing policies as they related to hazard mitigation
· Assure inter-jurisdictional coordination of mitigation-related programming
· Create a localized hazard mitigation plan for implementation
· Develop a flexible planning process that meets the local need and recognizes limited resources
Use of Plan
The Boundary County All Hazards Mitigation Plan will be used to identify
and recommend projects and programs that would eliminate, minimize, or otherwise
mitigate the vulnerability of the people, property, environmental resources and
economic vitality of Boundary County to the impacts of future disasters.
These identified projects and programs are “mitigation initiatives”
and constitute the principal component of this plan.
The fundamental use of this plan is to guide, coordinate and facilitate
the efforts of the agencies, organizations, and individuals in the Local
Emergency Planning Committee as they seek funding, authorities or other
resources necessary for implementation of the identified mitigation initiatives.
Boundary County utilized
the existing local hazard mitigation stakeholder group, Boundary County Local
Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), to oversee the planning process.
The LEPC was established by Boundary County in 2001 to coordinate local
hazard mitigation efforts. The LEPC
information or perspective on
conducted vulnerability assessments
of the county and critical facilities
identified, characterized and
proposed structural and non-structural mitigation initiatives
coordination for mitigation
initiatives with other local jurisdictions
To promote consistency
between the Boundary County All Hazards
Mitigation Plan and plans from other city jurisdictions, the outcomes of
each city jurisdiction’s planning process was reviewed by the LEPC as each
planning step was completed.
Many people contributed to the
development of this All Hazard Mitigation Plan. The participation of everyone listed below is gratefully
information, and review of all or portions of the draft were provided by:
Satchwell, Planning and Research
Bosworth, Inland Forest Management, Inc.
Kramer, Boundary County Emergency Management Director
Graham, Boundary County Incident Commander
Boundary Economic Development Association
English, Moyie Springs Fire
Anderson, Paradise Valley Fire Department
Branson, Hall Mountain Fire Department
Kish, Bonners Ferry City Fire Department
Vandyken, North Bench Fire Department
Rohrwasser, South Boundary Fire District
Moss, Curley Creek Fire District
Idaho Department of Lands
Inland Forest Management, Inc.
Financial support for the
preparation of this plan was provided to Boundary County through a grant from
the Bureau of Land Management.