Program


Title

WiRē - Wildfire Research
Team Member(s):
  • Christopher M. Barth
    Bureau of Land Management
  • Hannah Brenkert-Smith
    University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Patricia A. Champ
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Lilia Colter Falk
  • Pam Froemke
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Jamie Gomez
  • James R. Meldrum
    University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Pam Wilson
    US Forest Service

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • FAC - fire adapted communities
  • homeowners
  • resilience
  • risk mitigation
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: March 9, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 25890

Description

The Wildfire Research (WiRē) Center is a nonprofit organization that works with wildfire practitioners seeking pathways to create fire adapted communities. Historically, immediate threats and wildfire response have garnered much attention and resources. While these efforts remain critical, expanding the approaches available to reduce risk while promoting pathways to fire adaptation is of paramount importance. Fire adaptation is about living with wildfire. It’s about creating safe and resilient communities that reduce wildfire risk on their properties before a fire, and supporting effective response when fires threaten a community. It is also about allowing fire on the landscape when it safe to do so, where it will help forests be healthy.

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