Wildfires destroy thousands of structures each year

Wildfires destroy thousands of structures each year

In a new data visualization, explore the number of structures destroyed by wildfire in each state. Since 2005, more than 89,000 structures have been destroyed by wildfires resulting in an untold number of fatalities, evacuations, and personal losses. The number of...
Austin, Texas, Adopts a WUI Code

Austin, Texas, Adopts a WUI Code

November 2020. Austin–one of the fastest-growing communities in the country–is the first major city in Texas to adopt a wildland-urban interface code. The new regulations will take effect in January 2021 and will require wildfire-resistant building...
CPAW Updates 2020

CPAW Updates 2020

August 2020. CPAW released its mid-year program report detailing the year’s work plan, outcomes to-date, and expectations for the remainder of the year.  Read the...
Community Resilience in the Era of Megafires

Community Resilience in the Era of Megafires

July 2020.  Watch CPAW team member Kimiko Barrett, Ph.D., in the video below demonstrate how community resilience to wildfire needs to include planning and adaptation strategies for homes and neighborhoods. Dr. Barrett gave the presentation at the virtual series,...