Managing wildfires during a pandemic will test the capacity of our first responders, but individual homeowners can take steps now to reduce wildfire risks.
Video and highlights from an event that brought together diverse community leaders to explore practices for building fire-adapted communities.
Wildfire hazard assessment maps can help communities build safer neighborhoods, prioritize mitigation resources, and adapt to wildfire.
Updated: For communities land use planning is more effective than logging on federal lands to reduce future wildfire disasters.
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) is helping communities reduce wildfire risks and costs. Four new communities join 26 others this coming year.
A new home built to wildfire-resistant codes can be constructed for roughly the same cost as a typical home.
Explore interactive maps of watersheds, wildfire, and the wildland-urban interface in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
Partners in Colorado’s San Luis Valley are working to better understand the impacts of wildfire to communities, watersheds, and quality of life.
Identify neighborhoods where overlapping wildfire threats and socioeconomic vulnerabilities may make people disproportionately susceptible to wildfire.
The number of western Montana homes in areas with high wildfire hazard has doubled, outpacing development rates in areas with low wildfire hazard.
Almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including homeowners, businesses, and government agencies.
Explore all communities threatened by wildfires from 2000 to 2017.
Slide show: The wildland-urban interface is growing and wildfires are causing cause more damage. Land use planning is an important solution.
The sortable table identifies frequently threatened towns and cities, including the different sizes and distances of wildfires from nearby communities.
A new tool helps the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico assess wildfire and populations at risk.
Updated: The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program now helps 30 communities reduce wildfire risk through improved land use planning.
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.
A lack of land use planning amplified the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Wildfire-prone communities should take note.
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.
Wildfire experts outline key science insights important to inform policy discussions and development while reducing future risks and costs.