CPAW News

Read about the latest CPAW events, presentations, and announcements below. You can also read about CPAW activities featured in the media.

Austin Wildfire and Vulnerable Populations Tool

September, 2018. CPAW researchers with Headwaters Economics have release a new, interactive Austin Wildfire and Vulnerable Populations Tool. The map and underlying data help land use planners, fire personnel, elected officials, and others identify...

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Planning for Wildfire Podcast

July, 2018. The CPAW program was featured on Pints with Planners, a podcast produced by the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association. Host Ryan Krueger, Senior Planner at City of Troutdale, Oregon, interviews CPAW team member Molly Mowery...

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New Report: The Full Community Costs of Wildfire

May, 2018. A new report finds that almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local level, including by homeowners, businesses, and government agencies. The report was released by Headwaters Economics, co-founder of the CPAW...

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WUI Conference: Building Costs & Risk Modeling

February, 2018. CPAW team members presented at the annual International Association of Fire Chief's Wildland-Urban Interface Conference in Reno, Nevada. The presentation, titled Building Costs and Risk Modeling to Reduce Wildfire Risk, summarized...

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Land Use Planning and Wildfire Forum

January, 2018. Fifty representatives from CPAW communities, research organizations, and Washington D.C. fire leadership came together in January 2018 in Boulder, CO for the third annual Land Use Planning and Wildfire Forum. Hosted by Headwaters Economics,...

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Summit County Adopts New WUI Regulations

January, 2018. The pilot community for the CPAW program, Summit County, Colorado, has passed new land use regulations to reduce wildfire hazard based on CPAW's recommendations. After extensive stakeholder outreach and collaborative efforts, the new and...

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New CPAW Communities Announced

November, 2017. Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire is pleased to announce the selection of eight communities for participation in the program in 2018. The communities are: Deadwood, South Dakota Los Alamos, New Mexico Mammoth Lakes, California Ocean Township,...

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CPAW Teaches Planning Students

November, 2017. CPAW team member Ben Yellin was invited to guest lecture at the University of Colorado Denver, Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Ben introduced the planning students to the basics of wildland fire behavior, heat transfer, and risk to the...

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