COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSISTANCE for WILDFIRE (CPAW)

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

Featured Project – Taos County

As one of the first pilot communities in the CPAW program, Taos County is receiving highly detailed risk maps and land use planning advice to reduce wildfire risks. The CPAW team is working closely with the County Planning Department, Carson National Forest, and local community leaders to identify the best strategies for implementing the maps and land use planning tools on-the- ground.

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Communities Selected for 2016-2017 CPAW Program

Seven new communities from across the country have been selected to receive technical assistance under the Community Planning and Assistance for Wildfire program. These communities are: Ashland, Oregon; Bemidji, Minnesota; Boise, Idaho; Chelan County, Washington; Huerfano County, Colorado; Lewis & Clark County, Montana; and Park County, Montana.

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Billion dollars for USFS Wildfire suppression efforts in 2016

Days longer fire season compared to 1970

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Increase in projected suppression costs by 2018

Million total acres burned by wildfires in 2015