CPAW in the Media

News stories related to CPAW communities and CPAW-related research

Marketplace, September 22, 2020

Solving the wildfire paradox

National Public Radio, September 16, 2020

Climate Change Is Not The Only Reason For Record Wildfires

National Public Radio, September 15, 2020

West Coast Fires: Climate, Forest Management, Lax Rules, Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

The Economist, September 11, 2020

Wildfires will be more common in a warming world

The New York Times, September 10, 2020

These Changes Are Needed Amid Worsening Wildfires, Experts Say

The Independent, August 24, 2020

Why wildfires are everyone’s problem

Real News Network, July 3, 2020

What Happens When Wildfires and Covid Collide?

Architect Magazine, June 1, 2020

Wildfire Resilience Design Strategies for Architects and Homeowners

Wildfire Today, May 3, 2020

Federal wildfire policy and the responsibilities of community planners and homeowners

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, May 1, 2020

Building to coexist with fire: Community risk reduction measures for new development in California

Investigate West, March 31, 2020

Covering your climate: Pacific Northwest rides adaptation wave

NFPA Research Foundation, March, 21, 2020

Research Roadmap: Environmental Impact of Fires in the Built Environment

Knowledge @Wharton, March 2, 2020

What Are the Most Effective Ways to Insure and Mitigate Wildfire Risks?

YubaNet, February 11, 2020

The fires of California: Past the tipping point?

Zurich, January 22, 2020

Lessons from California fires: Investing in resilience is key

Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, December 20, 2019

“Fire Amnesia” Hurts Efforts to Make Wildland Housing More Resilient

National Fire Protection Association & Green Builder, December 18, 2019

Enough is Enough: What builders can do to help stop wildfire disasters

Wildfire Today, December 11, 2019

How the media covers fires

Insurance Information Institute, November 6, 2019

Fighting Wildfires with Innovation

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, October 11, 2019

Building for Wildfire Summit: Understanding How Homes Burn and How to Build Better

Montana Public Radio, September 19, 2019

Building For Wildfire Summit Explores How To Protect Homes, Communities

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, August 28, 2019

Adapting to wildfire requires land-use regulations

Tucson Sentinel, August 13, 2019

Vulnerable communities adapting to ever-present threat of wildfires

KRCR News, Redding, July 25, 2019

City of Redding learns wildfire basics and planning tools

Wildfire Today, July 11, 2019

The Home Ignition Problem

Montana Public Radio, July 9, 2019

Series Explores Our Evolving Response To Wildfire

Montana Free Press, July 4, 2019

Living with Fire Part 2: Building fire-adapted communities through land-use planning

 High Country News, June 17, 2019

The rise of wildfire-resilient communities

NPR, May 29, 2019

After Paradise, living with fire means redefining resiliences

TracPlus, May 20, 2019

FSim – Mapping The U.S. Wildfire Hazard at a National Scale

Park Record, May 13, 2019

Sizing up risk of smoke and wildfire in mountain towns

Out There Colorado, May 10, 2019

Colorado Congress members seek resilience against wildfires

Colorado Independent, May 10, 2019

Neguse: Feds should give states more say in burn bans on U.S. lands

E&E News, May 10, 2019

Dems tout land-use planning as alternative to cutting trees

House Committee on Natural Resources: National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, May 9, 2019

Hearing on Wildfire Resilient Communities

9News NBC Colorado, May 7, 2019

Recipes for disaster’: 2.9 million Coloradans now live in wildfire danger zones 

KLBJ Austin, May 3, 2019

Grass or trees, wildfire risk is all over Austin and Travis County

Crested Butte News, April 24, 2019

Gunnison County selected for planning assistance for wildfires

Engineering News-Record, April 10, 2019

California Towns Rebuild After Wildfires With Resilience in Mind

Associated Press, April 11, 2019

When a home is built may determine if it burns in a wildfire

White Mountain Independent, April 9, 2019

CPAW fire experts make first visit to Pinetop

National Public Radio, April 2, 2019

Step 1: Build a house. Step 2: Set it on fire

Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2019

The Malibu house that was prepared for one of the State’s worst wildfires

Mariposa Gazette, March 21, 2019

National group takes look at wildfire issues in county

Redding Record Searchlight, February 22, 2019

Fire planning experts come to Redding with eye on preventing the next big wildfire

KRCR News, Redding, February 21, 2019

Experts hold community meeting in Redding in effort to help reduce risk of wildfires

Redding Record Searchlight, February 19, 2019

Redding receiving free advice on how to reduce the risk of future wildfires

Montana Public Radio, February 3, 2019

Adaptation Becoming a More Accepted Response to Climate Change

Salem Statesmen Journal, February 1, 2019

Opinion: Oregon can avoid wildfire disasters by building wildfire-resistant communities

White Mountain Independent, January 25, 2019

Pinetop Fire District wins grant into national wildfire program

National Geographic, January 10, 2019

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam

Crested Butte News, December 26, 2018

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire coming to the county in 2019

Chico Enterprise-Record, December 3, 2018

Rebuild Paradise? Since 1999, 13 large wildfires burned in the footprint of the Camp Fire

The Mercury News, December 2, 2018

Rebuild Paradise? Since 1999, 13 large wildfires burned in the footprint of the Camp Fire

The Washington Post, December 1, 2018

How they survived: Owners of the few homes left standing around Paradise, Calif., took critical steps to ward off wildfires

Montana Public Radio, November 30, 2018

Cost of fire-resistant homes comparable to traditional construction, study says

Knox News, November 28, 2018

Gatlinburg wildfire, two-year mark: safety changes made, rebuilding continues

Bloomberg, November 26, 2018

Fire-resistant homes don’t have to cost a fortune, report says

Sierra Sun Times, November 22, 2018

Mariposa County selected for national community wildfire planning assistance program

Christian Science Monitor, November 15, 2018

Can communities learn to live with wildfire?

The Housing Hour, November 14, 2018

Community planning for wildfires

The San Luis Valley Courier, September 29, 2018

New interactive maps highlight San Luis Valley wildfire risk

Prairie Populist, September 14, 2018

Wildfire solutions are local solutions

Christian Science Monitor, August 22, 2018

In Washington, fighting fire with fire prevention

National Fire Protection Association, August 21, 2018

Need a little help planning how to make your community safer from wildfire?

Christian Science Monitor, July 20, 2018

U.S. West learns to live with heightened threat of wildfire

Pints with Planners Podcast, July 26, 2018

Planning for Wildfire

Summit Daily, June 7, 2018

Experts discuss how to keep Summit County safe from wildfires

Black Hills Pioneer, June 2, 2018

Deadwood directed to develop wildfire disaster plan

Seeley Swan Pathfinder, March 15, 2018

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Available for Comment

The Dalles Chronicle, March 7, 2018

County to receive help in fire planning

The Bend Bulletin, February 22, 2018

Sisters selected for nationwide wildfire prevention program

The SandPaper, February 21, 2018

Ocean Township Gets Federal Program to Reduce Wildfire Risks

KTVZ- Sisters, February 20, 2018

C.O.officials gear up for upcoming fire season

Bozeman Daily Chronicle, January 31, 2018

Farsighted planning will reduce wildfire risk

Alamosa News, January 26, 2018

Program to help reduce wildfire risks, costs

Summit County, January 24, 2018

Summit County Adopts New Wildfire Regulations

Professional Insurance Agents Western Alliance, January 9, 2018

A Crisis is Brewing: Wildfire & Homeowner’s Insurance

Yale Climate Connections, January 9, 2018

Congress’s ‘watchdog’ agency urges federal response on costly impacts

National Fire Protection Association Journal, January/February 2018

Build. Burn. Repeat?

US News and World Report, December 4, 2017

South Dakota City Chosen for Wildfire Risk Reduction Program

KTVH – Montana, November 13, 2017

National consultants unveil fire planning recommendations for Lewis & Clark County

Rapid City Journal, November 11, 2017

Deadwood selected for wildfire program

Sierra Wave Magazine, November 9, 2017

Mammoth will receive assistance to help reduce impacts from wildfire

Pique Newsmagazine, October 19, 2017

Once upon a time, Breckenridge also thought it was impervious to forest fires

Western Governor’s Association, September 28, 2017

Best of the West

Montana Public Radio, September 27, 2017

New Report Gives Tips for Future Fires

Distinctly Montana Magazine, September 2017

The Burning Season

Pueblo Chieftain, September 16, 2017

Good planning can mitigate disasters

Missoulian, September 13, 2017

Fire and Flood: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey for Wildfire

Durango Herald, September 9, 2017

Wildfire Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

Science Magazine, August 31, 2017

Why Houston isn’t the only U.S. community ripe for disaster

ProPublica, August 30, 2017

Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

Next City, August 25, 2017

Wildfires Force U.S. Cities in the West to Reconsider Growth Plans

The Western Planner, August 23, 2017

Is Your Community at Risk from Wildfire

U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, August 3, 2017

Full committee hearing to examine federal and nonfederal collaboration, including through the use of technology, to reduce wildland fire risk to communities and enhance firefighting safety and effectiveness. (See testimony at 12:00 and 40:00)

U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 17, 2017

Wildland Fire Risk Reduction

Bemidji Pioneer, February 24, 2017

Busy time for the Bemidji Fire Department

Lakeland Public Television, February 1, 2017

Planning for wildfires through CPAW

Wildfire in the West, December 22, 2016


News Deeply, December 15, 2016

New Strategies for Communities in the Wildfire-Prone West

Helena Independent Record, December 12, 2016

Lewis and Clark County gets wildfire planning grant

Daily Yonder, December 7, 2016

Gatlinburg Fire Disrupts Lives of Thousands

Missoulian, November 27, 2016

County receives grant to plan urban development around wildfire risk

Bemidji Pioneer, October 15, 2016

Bemidji selected for national program to help reduce wildfire risks, costs

 Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2016

Why do we keep putting people in the way of wildifre? The wrong carrots and sticks.