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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...

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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. 

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Community Resilience in the Era of Megafires

July 2020. Watch a video presentation by CPAW team member Kimiko Barrett, Ph.D., demonstrating how community resilience to wildfire needs to include planning and adaptation strategies for homes and neighborhoods.

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New data tool: Communities threatened by wildfire

July 2020. A new analysis from CPAW partner Headwaters Economics found that from 2000-2019, nearly 2,000 U.S. communities experienced a wildfire of 100+ acres within two miles–close enough for ember impact. A searchable, interactive map provides details for the entire U.S.

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Now Available: Wildfire Risk to Communities

April 2020. Wildfire Risk to Communities is a free, easy-to-use website with interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk. It was created by the USDA Forest Service under the direction of...

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New Report: Implementation Resources

January 2020. The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program released a new report with examples, case studies, and resources to help communities to build capacity and fund wildfire risk reduction efforts. The report includes federal- and...

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