CPAW Videos

CPAW team members describe innovative strategies to reduce wildfire risk.

CPAW co-founder and Headwaters Economics’ Executive Director Ray Rasker, Ph.D., describes the growing wildfire problem and discusses innovative approaches to reduce wildfire risk to homes and people.

CPAW team member Kimi Barrett, Ph.D., presents research on wildfires and community resilience. The presentation was part of a forum entitled Building Wildfire Resilience in the West hosted by Philanthropy California. Read more.

CPAW team member, Kelly Pohl discusses building homes for wildfire-resistance on the Sustain What webcast. The panel discussion was entitled Burning Issues and Opportunities Behind California Fire Headlines, hosted by Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

CPAW team member, Molly Mowery discuss wildfire basics and risk compounded by the pandemic in a Sustain What panel discussion entitled When Disaster Strikes–Understanding Compound Risk hosted by Columbia University’s Earth Institute. The presentation was part of the Resilience Media Project, designed to smooth the interface between expertise, data, and the media. 

CPAW team member Kimiko Barrett, Ph.D., testified before the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands at a June 10, 2020 forum entitled “Examining Coronavirus Impacts on Wildland Fire Operations and Vulnerable Communities.” 

Watch highlights from the Building for Wildfire Summit hosted by CPAW, Big Sky Fire Department, and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Speakers include CPAW team member Kelly Pohl, Dr. Jack Cohen (retired U.S. Forest Service), and Daniel Gorham (Insurance Institute of Business & Home Safety). 

CPAW team member Dr. Ray Rasker testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources–National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee at a hearing on Wildfire-Resilient Communities, May 9, 2019.