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 Symposium

May, 2019. Austin, Texas Fire Department Wildfire Division hosted its seventh annual Wildfire Symposium, bringing together more than 130 fire personnel, community leaders, and homeowners to share strategies and explore opportunities for wildfire resilience. CPAW team...

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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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Taos County Adopts New Wildfire Regulations

September, 2018. Taos County, a 2016 CPAW community, adopted new Land Use Regulations to help reduce wildfire risk. Many of the adopted regulations stemmed from recommendations provided by the CPAW team, and include a more clearly defined wildland-urban interface,...

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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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