CPAW News

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

CPAW Announces Communities for 2019

November 2018. The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program 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,...

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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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