COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSISTANCE for WILDFIRE (CPAW)

Working with communities to reduce wildfire risks through improved land use planning
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The Full Community Costs of Wildfire

A new report by Headwaters Economics finds that almost half of the full costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level and that wildfire suppression costs comprise only nine percent of total wildfire costs.

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New CPAW Communities Announced

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire is pleased to announce the selection of eight communities for participation in the program in 2018.

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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