COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSISTANCE for WILDFIRE (CPAW)

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

Now Accepting Applications

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire is currently accepting applications from new communities. Any U.S. municipality or county with authority over local land use decisions can apply. Selected communities receive free assistance for one year.

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Austin Wildfire and Vulnerable Populations Tool

A new tool released by Headwaters Economics helps land use planners, fire personnel, elected officials, and others in Austin, TX identify neighborhoods where overlapping wildfire threats and socioeconomic vulnerabilities may make people disproportionately susceptible to wildfire.

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average annual federal wildfire suppression costs since 2008, in dollars

Days longer fire season compared to 1970

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Increase in projected suppression costs by 2018

total acres burned by wildfires in 2017