Last May, leading government forestry officials, university researchers, conservationists and key stakeholders met to discuss and debate measures that may be required to address devastating wildfires in Arizona and the West. The seminar speakers also talked about new policies (such as forest thinning) that may help protect forests and the communities that are in or near them from the most serious effects of wildfire.
The presentations at the seminar were later turned into articles written by the presenters and then published in a special Symposium issue of the Arizona State Law Journal. NFPA was honored to be part of the discussion and Symposium. The article, "Firewise: The Value of Voluntary Action and Standard Approaches to Reducing Wildfire Risk," was written by Faith Berry, Lucian Deaton and Michele Steinberg from NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division.
Get a recap of the meeting including those who attended and the topics, including Former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, Stephen J. Pyne, Regents' Professor and Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, and many other renowned guests.
Read NFPA's full article on Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law website.
You can also check out all of the other articles that cover a broad range of wildfire topics and interests.