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Influences on the adoption and implementation of a wildfire mitigation program in an Idaho City

View study. This study used focus groups with local officials and residents in McCall, Idaho, to better understand their application for formal, city-wide recognition from the Firewise program. Results indicate the importance...

Let’s fix the fire problem: Here’s a solution

Webinar recording Fire is the first of three Great Constants in our lives. Change is the second. A web of change, consisting of population growth; density of homes built in outlying areas;...

Building a wildfire-resistant home: Codes and costs

View article. This study finds negligible cost differences between a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features. Decades of research and post-fire assessments have provided clear evidence...

Where the WUI is: Implications for wildfire mitigation and outreach communities

Access brief. The WUI is often synonymous with fire risk to buildings, but this research suggests that this is not the case in all fire-prone states. While fire outreach was often present...

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Wildland-urban interface (WUI) growth in the U.S.

View research brief. We have been studying the WUI in the U.S. for more than 10 years, looking at where WUI areas were once located, where they are now, and where we...

Wildfire Mitigation Academy and Community Mitigation Assistance Team Training

Apply for this training by 12/1. The Wildfire Mitigation Academy and Community Mitigation Assistance Team (CMAT) training in Boise, ID is two days of training by national wildfire mitigation subject matter experts...

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Fire narratives: are any accurate?

View brief. Over the past decade, the overarching American wildfire narrative has become fairly focused on three dynamics: fuels buildup due to suppression, climate change, and the expanding wildland-urban interface (WUI). But...

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Law, planning, and wildfire in the wildland-urban interface

Access symposium recording. The University of Idaho, Idaho Department of Lands, and Boise State University hosted an Idaho Law Review symposium, Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of...

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Homeowner wildfire risk mitigation, community heterogeneity, and fire adaptedness: is the whole greater than the sum of parts?

View report. This study found evidence of a gap between risk perceptions of WUI residents and wildfire professionals. On average, residents underestimated the overall risk of their property. One third of the...

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Recovery and adaptation after wildfire

View recording. Becoming a fire-adapted community that can live with wildfire is envisioned as a continuous, iterative process of adaptation. Miranda Mockrin, a research scientist with the Forest Service combined national and...