CPAW News

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

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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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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CPAW Presents a the Pikes Peak Heritage Series

October 2017. The El Pomar Foundation recently hosted a symposium at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs, CO as part of their Pikes Peak Heritage Series, to discuss wildfire’s short- and long-term impacts on the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. CPAW Program manager...

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City of Chelan, Washington Adopts WUI Code

October 2017. In response to recommendations from CPAW, the City of Chelan, Washington has adopted a Wildland Urban Interface Code. In 2016, Chelan participated in the CPAW program following its recovery from the 2015 Chelan Complex fires, which burned multiple homes...

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Now Accepting Applications for 2018

CPAW is now accepting applications from eligible communities for 2018. Selected communities receive free, customized planning recommendations and tools; support from CPAW's multi-disciplinary team of land use planners, foresters, risk modelers, and researchers; and...

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