Photo by Faith Berry
Land use planning can reduce the risk of loss due to wildfire. Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program is a partnership between Headwaters Economics and Wildfire Planning International and provides according to their webpage, “grant funded professional guidance about integrating wildfire mitigation into the development planning processes of communities.” It is funded by the US Forest Service, the LOR Foundation and other private foundations.
Communities now have the opportunity to apply for no cost assistance to look at integrating wildfire safety measures into current and future development and learning how to leverage local assets and resources. According to the webpage all recommendations they share are voluntarily adopted.
CPAW is accepting applications now through October 5 for planning assistance. To apply for this opportunity to receive no cost wildfire risk reduction assistance, check out the CPAW website.