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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...

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Wildland Urban Interface Conference 2018

Visit conference website. The International Fire Chief’s Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you are one of the many...

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Preparing a community wildfire protection plan: a guide

View guide. In 2004, the Communities Committee of the Seventh American Forest Congress, Society of American Foresters, National Association of Counties, and the National Association of State Foresters sponsored and developed a...

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The affluence-vulnerability interface: intersecting scales of risk, privilege, and disaster

View report. This paper examines vulnerability in the context of affluence and privilege. It focuses on the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm in California, USA to examine long-term lived experiences of the disaster....

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Land-use planning to reduce wildfire risks and costs – Tools from Headwaters Economics

Access community planning tools. The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program provides communities with expertise in land use planning, forestry, risk assessment, and research to identify and reduce local wildfire risks...

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Sage-grouse Initiative Interactive Web Application and Mapping Tool

Access app and tool. The Sage Grouse Initiative Interactive Web App is a tool to catalyze and improve habitat conservation efforts across the western United States. It presents cutting-edge geospatial data covering 100 million...

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How risk management can prevent future wildfire disasters in the wildland-urban interface

View article. This study proposes using the principles of risk analysis to provide land management agencies, first responders, and affected communities who face the inevitability of wildfires the ability to reduce the...