What We Do

Working with communities across the country, Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) provides communities with land use planning solutions to better manage their wildland-urban interface (WUI). Established in 2015 by Headwaters Economics, CPAW is funded by the U.S. Forest Service and private foundations. The CPAW team includes planners, foresters, economists, researchers, and wildfire hazard modelers. All services and recommendations come at no cost to the community. Read more about CPAW.

Land Use Planning

We provide communities with land use planning recommendations to mitigate wildfire risk through land use codes, plans, and ordinances.

Hazard Assessments

We use the best available science to model and map wildfire hazard at the neighborhood and community scales.

Capacity Building

We host workshops and trainings to facilitate learning, networking and sharing of best practices.

Research & Science

We provide customized research and tools to help communities better understand wildfire risks and trends.