Wildfires, floods, and other climate-related disasters are becoming more extensive and costly as the climate changes. Our research helps communities understand where people may be vulnerable, and how strategies such as land use planning can help reduce risk.
A new home built to wildfire-resistant codes can be constructed for roughly the same cost as a typical home.Read More
Integrate socioeconomic and climate data to map neighborhoods at risk in selected cities.
Economic methods and data can engage diverse audiences and tell new stories to help cities make a case for climate adaptation.
Almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including homeowners, businesses, and government agencies.
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) works with communities to reduce wildfire risk through improved land use planning. The program is a partnership of Headwaters Economics, Wildfire Planning International, and the USDA Forest Service.