Working with communities to reduce wildfire risks through improved land use planning

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The unequal impacts of wildfire

See where wildfire risk intersects social and economic factors that can make it difficult for people to prepare for, respond to, and recover from wildfire.

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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.

Building a Wildfire-Resistant Home: Codes and Costs

A new home built to wildfire-resistant codes can be constructed for roughly the same cost as a typical home.

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Wildfire Risk Report for every U.S. community

A new report in our Economic Profile System provides community-level data about wildfire hazard and potentially vulnerable populations.

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Wildfires destroy thousands of structures each year

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.

Wildfire Risk to Communities: A tool to understand, explore, and reduce risk

The new Wildfire Risk to Communities website features interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk. The CPAW team helped in its creation.

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