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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...

Urban Land Institute (ULI) is hosting a webinar

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is hosting a webinar on wildfire and resilience on October 30, 2020. CWPC is thrilled to be part of the panel to share our expertise and tips on land use best practices:...

NPR recently highlighted the role of REALFire

NPR recently highlighted the role of REALFire and similar voluntary programs as a key strategy for communities to address wildfire. Listen to Mike Budd (CWPC Director) and Eric Lovgren (Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation Specialist) discuss the program here:...

CWPC shared insights on post-mitigation successes during the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

CWPC shared insights on post-mitigation successes during the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference (September 2020) https://www.wildfire-colorado.com/

CWPC partners with Eagle County to highlight the role of mitigation during the Lake Christine Wildfire

CWPC partners with Eagle County to highlight the role of mitigation during the Lake Christine Wildfire (October 2019): https://www.aspenpublicradio.org/post/mitigation-played-important-role-saving-homes-during-lake-christine-new-report-says

CWPC Presents at the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference (September 2018)

In September 2018, members from CWPC attended the Colorado Wildland Fire conference (http://www.wildfire-colorado.com/) in Crested Butte. Kelly Johnston (left) provided demonstrations of the program app used to collect field data on wildfire vulnerabilities. CPWC also...

New Wildfire Preparedness Guide for Property and Insurance (August 2018)

How do REALTORS talk to prospective buyers and sellers about wildfire?  What do insurers recommend for policy coverage in CO? The Colorado Association of REALTORS® and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association developed a new preparedness guide...