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Wildland Fire Action Guide
Posted on Jun 26th, 2019
The Bear Lake County Fire Department has provided a personal Wildland Fire Action Guide.  You can access the document in MicroSoft Word format here or in PDF format here.
Dyer's Woad Noxious Weed
Posted on Jun 18th, 2019
This noxious weed called Dyer's Woad is quite prevalent in some areas of Bear Lake West.  Property owners should remove these weeds as soon as possible due to the fact that they are very invasive.  Upon removing the weeds, they should be bagged and deposited in the BLW dumpsters to prevent seeding.
For more information from the USDA, click here.
Impact Fee Re-Evaluation
Posted on Jun 13th, 2019
In December, 2018, you were notified that the Bear Lake West Appendix A (Architectural Construction or Change Application and Agreement) would be updated to include a non-refundable impact fee based on the proposed project and the square footage.  The fee was to go into effect on January 1, 2019, for new buyers who were planning to build.
In consideration of feedback from the community, the HOA Board has decided to re-evaluate the fee.  There will be new board members elected at the annual meeting in August, 2019 and they will be tasked with future decisions regarding the impact fee.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the BLW Environmental Committee at

BL Soil & Water Conservation District Project
Posted on Apr 22nd, 2019
On April 13, 2019, Brandee Wells from the Bear Lake Soil & Water Conservation District attended the HOA meeting to announce and explain the grants for their cleanup of the POA and HOA for fire prevention.  Here is a summary of her presentation:
  • The grant for the POA cleanup is in place and the cleanup will begin soon.  The grant requires that the community contribute which is why residents or those they hire need to turn in the time they spend on the cleanup.
  • The application for the HOA grant has been submitted though cleanup cannot begin until the grant is approved which may take place in 2020 or 2021.
  • The cleanup for the POA and HOA will entail clearing the areas around county roads including easements.  Private land will not be cleared without the owner’s permission and signed form.
  • Brandy attended the April 13, 2019 HOA meeting and is willing to present an update at any time, especially if/when and HOA grant becomes effective.