The North 40 Mountain Alliance (N40MA) is a local group dedicated to being prepared for and resilient in case of wildfire and other emergencies. We are a cooperative of the communities along the CR74E (Red Feather Lakes Road) corridor comprised of the 3 fire districts – Glacier View, Red Feather Lakes, and Crystal Lakes. Each fire district has a community information center called a Hub where you can go to obtain up-to-date accurate information. The Hub for Glacier View Meadows is the Mountain Meeting Place, for Crystal Lakes is the Base Camp, and Red Feather Lakes is the Library. The GVM and RFL hubs have backup power, internet, and phone (cell and landline).
We are staffed by local neighborhood volunteers. Each community (GVM, Crystal, RF Highlands, Green Mountain, Hewlett Gulch, and RFL) has its local Neighborhood Captain Coordinator, and the Neighborhood Captains are personally connected with 10-20 of their neighbors.
What is Resilience?
Resilience is the ability to be able to handle disruptions in such a way that they do not heavily interrupt day-to-day life. Communities that are resilient are prepared for disasters or other types of disruptive situations, are well-connected to their neighbors, and have the resources to be better able to recover from such disruptions.