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Most communities today are not controlling future development on fire-prone lands. Getting the incentives right is essential; with negative consequences for private land management decisions that increase risk, and positive rewards for decisions that reduce risk.

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Full Community Costs of Wildfire

— Almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including homeowners, businesses, and government agencies.

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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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