Working with communities across the country, Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) provides land use planning solutions, communications assistance, and customized research to better understand and manage wildfire-prone areas and reduce risks.
We envision fire-adapted communities that live with the inevitability of wildfires by integrating wildfire risk-reduction measures into design and development to minimize costs, protect structures, and save lives.
In light of rising wildfire risks, we analyzed the costs of constructing homes to three levels of wildfire resistance in California.
Almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including homeowners, businesses, and government agencies.
At least 1.2 million wood roofs are in areas with wildfire risk. Funding is needed to help communities prepare for wildfire.
A new report in our Economic Profile System provides community-level data about wildfire hazard and potentially vulnerable populations.
Explore the number of structures destroyed in each state by wildfire. Structures lost—rather than acres burned—provides a more complete measure of the broad impacts of wildfire.
The Wildfire Risk to Communities website features interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk.