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.

Resilient Taos County: Living with Wildfire was produced in partnership with the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program, Taos County, and the Community Wildfire Protection Plan team.

Read a brochure about wildfire and the region in English or en español.

As part of the CPAW program, Headwaters Economics has been working with partners in Taos County for two years to reduce wildfire risk through improved land use planning, risk assessments, and collaborative community efforts.

In addition, regional partners are collaborating to restore landscapes, reduce fuels in neighborhood forests, plan for emergencies, and monitor watershed health.

Headwaters Economics developed this story map to help educate residents and visitors about the history of fire in the region, provide preparedness and emergency resources, and connect the community with partners working across boundaries and jurisdictions to reduce wildfire risk. A print version in English and Spanish is also available. (where?, who?)

CPAW recently announced eight new communities for 2018. Read more about CPAW, its programs, and the application process.

The Resilient Taos County: Living with Wildfire story map was supported by the United States Forest Service and the LOR Foundation.

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