Research & Science
An important element of the CPAW program is to grow the larger body of knowledge supporting land use planning and wildfire mitigation in the wildland-urban interface. Through our work with communities, we highlight tools, share methods, and focus on technical topics such as development standards, fire behavior, landscape regulations, and fire risk modeling. We help practitioners and decision makers deepen their understanding of wildfire planning by offering workshops, trainings, and webinars. We conduct research on a wide variety of topics and disseminate our findings in peer-reviewed publications, reports, and articles, as well as professional conferences. To present our research, we use unique online interactives and data visualization tools, some of which can be viewed on the Headwaters Economics website. Informing land use policy in the WUI is a critical component of CPAW.
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