COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSISTANCE for WILDFIRE (CPAW)

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

CPAW Announces Communities for 2019

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire announced that four new communities will join 26 others in the CPAW program in 2019. The communities are Gunnison County, Colorado, Mariposa County, California, Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, and Redding, California.

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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

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Increase in projected suppression costs by 2018

total acres burned by wildfires in 2017