Presenter: Melanie Colavito, Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
One mechanism with which communities-at-risk from wildfire have addressed planning and adaptation to wildfire are Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), which were created as part of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act in 2003. CWPPs are required to include measures to reduce hazardous fuels, reduce structural ignitability, and increase collaboration and outreach. Communities across the Western U.S. have used a wide range of approaches for developing CWPPs with varying outcomes. This webinar will provide results from a study that assessed CWPPs in Arizona and other western states. It will include results from an assessment of CWPP effectiveness in Arizona, results from a survey of CWPP program strategies in other western states, as well as lessons learned and recommendations for effective CWPP development, implementation, and management.