We believe in supporting communities through offering programs, tools, resources, and expertise that are practical, cost-effective, and measurably reduce wildfire risk.
We work with local governments, fire districts, and non-profit organizations to develop new or support existing property assessment programs that reduce wildfire risk to homes and surrounding landscapes. These programs are implemented by a local community and CWPC is an administrative partner. We provide the essential tools and infrastructure—a customized database, mobile application, and training—to make the program easy to manage. Examples of programs we administer or support include REALFire®, Wildfire Partners, and Wildfire Prepared
We help connect land use planners, fire officials, wildfire mitigation specialists, realtors, and other disciplines by facilitating key dialogues, developing trainings, and conducting outreach. We present at conferences and on webinars to share our expertise with peers and participate in learning networks. Examples of work we are undertaking includes the development of Land Use Planner trainings for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to train land use planners on critical wildfire topics.
We work with other non-profit organizations, universities, government agencies, and consultants to provide our expertise on mission-oriented projects and similar efforts that advance wildfire risk reduction and resilience.
We conduct research and policy analysis focused on wildland-urban interface topics, such as land use planning effectiveness and legislation, measuring success through wildfire mitigation and post-fire case studies and more. The aim of our research is to inform elected officials and practitioners on essential aspects of wildfire research and policy. Examples of our work include a post-fire study on the Lake Christine Fire and a forthcoming report that analyzes four different state wildfire planning frameworks