COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSISTANCE for WILDFIRE (CPAW)

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

Now Accepting Applications for 2018

Are you ready to make your community safer? We are now accepting applications from eligible communities to participate in CPAW in 2018. Applications are due September 29, 2017 and must be submitted jointly by the community planning and fire departments.

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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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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