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CWPC Program Associate Interviewed by NPR

CWPC Program Associate Katie Oran was interviewed by NPR about what it’s like to have a “front row seat” to the climate crisis working as a wildfire planner at CWPC. The article, “Climate Change Is Making Natural Disasters Worse — Along With Our Mental Health” focused...

CWPC Identifies Significant Gap in Colorado Counties’ Master Plan Wildfire Policies

Community Wildfire Planning Center (CWPC) released an updated version of its report Land Use Planning Approaches in the Wildland-Urban Interface – An analysis of four western states: California, Colorado, Montana, and Washington. First published in February 2021, the...

CWPC Welcomes New Program Associate Katie Oran

CWPC is thrilled to announce that we recently expanded our team with a new program associate, Katie Oran.Katie is a California Native who is passionate about building a resilient future in a changing world. She will be working on a wide variety of CWPC projects to...

Canada Releases New National Guide for WUI fires

Canada now has a national guide for wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires. Published by the National Research Council Canada, this new resource provides guidance on hazard and exposure assessment, property protection, and community resilience and emergency planning to...

Molly Mowery Shares Perspective on Wildfires and Development in Colorado with 9News

Denver’s 9News takes a look at how there is no statewide guide book in place for building property in Colorado, despite the risks of wildfires. Read more about this issue and hear CWPC’s Executive Director Molly Mowery’s perspective on growth and how the state can...

Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Communities in an Era of Uncertainty

CWPC’s Executive Director, Molly Mowery, provided this year’s Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture In Land Use Planning and Law, hosted by the Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center. Watch Molly’s lecture to learn more about the history of the wildland-urban...

Land Use Planning: Expanding the Wildfire Risk Reduction Toolkit

Read CWPC’s recent post featured on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network blog to learn more about how land use planning provides an important role in wildfire risk reduction....

Land Use Planning Approaches in the Wildland-Urban Interface Report

CWPC released a new report, Land Use Planning Approaches in the Wildland-Urban Interface—an analysis of four western states: California, Colorado, Montana, and Washington. This report provides a synthesis of how each state’s land use planning framework addresses the...

California implements new wildfire hazard disclosures on real estate transactions

Although natural hazard disclosure statements were already a legal requirement in California, recent legislation (Assembly Bill 38, 2019) now greatly expands the scope of the disclosure for properties located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone. On or...

CWPC participates in wildfire resilience discussion with USDA Agency Review Team Lead Robert Bonnie

Molly Mowery, Executive Director of the Community Wildfire Planning Center, recently presented on the importance of community resilience during an online forum hosted by The Nature Conservancy. Other distinguished speakers included Robert Bonnie, who serves as the...