Kelly Pohl

Kelly provides research and policy support to communities on issues related to land use planning, wildfire, trails, and outdoor recreation. She enjoys translating and distilling complex socioeconomic information into practical tools for people and places. Before joining Headwaters, Kelly spent a decade as Associate Director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust leading community trail and conservation projects. She previously worked as a fire ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and a naturalist for Colorado State Parks. She holds a B.S. in Geography from Montana State University and a M.S. in Geography from Portland State University. When not working, Kelly can be found enjoying the trails with her husband and two young daughters around her hometown of Bozeman, Montana.

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Austin Wildfire and Vulnerable Populations Tool

— Identify neighborhoods where overlapping wildfire threats and socioeconomic vulnerabilities may make people disproportionately susceptible to wildfire.

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New Montana Homes Increase Wildfire Risks

— The number of western Montana homes in areas with high wildfire hazard has doubled, outpacing development rates in areas with low wildfire hazard.

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Planning Tools to Reduce Montana’s Wildfire Risk

— County governments, fire districts and service areas, and landowners have many opportunities to reduce wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface through land use planning tools and strategies, though challenges in Montana’s regulatory framework remain.

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Resilient Taos County: Living with Wildfire

— This story map provides Taos County residents with information about the ecological role of fire, the region’s wildfire risk, forest restoration projects, and emergency preparedness.

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CPAW Communities

— The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program works with many communities across the U.S.

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