COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSISTANCE for WILDFIRE (CPAW)

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

Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface Guide

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire team members helped author a new, free American Planning Association guide, Planning the Wildland-Urban Interface. The report offers a practical framework for addressing wildfire challenges in plans, policies, and regulations.

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New Study on Wildfire-Resistant Homes

As part of the CPAW program, Headwaters Economics and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety released a new report that documents negligible cost differences between building a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features.

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average annual federal wildfire suppression costs since 2008, in dollars

Days longer fire season compared to 1970

Structures lost to wildfire in 2018 in the U.S.