Western Planner conference in Great Falls, MT (August 9-12, 2016). This full-day training will offer an in-depth look at how wildfires are affecting the West and which planning and regulatory tools can reduce their impacts at different scales. Case studies will come from several western jurisdictions, highlighting how to best integrate wildfire into the comprehensive plan and development code.
WPI is thrilled to announce the hire of new associate planner, Ben Yellin. Ben recently earned his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. Ben also worked as an intern to WPI during his graduate studies.
Wildfire Planning International is pleased to be working with a select group of hazard mitigation planning consultants, including Michael Baker International, on the new Community Planning Assistance for CPAW program. Michael Baker International team members are assisting WPI in Wenatchee, WA to provide land use planning expertise.
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Local Government released a new Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado guide and website designed to help Colorado communities prepare for natural disasters through increased hazard mitigation and resilience planning. WPI was part of a consultant team, offering its expertise on wildfire planning and wildland-urban interface resources and tools.
A recent article by Risk Management, Under Fire: Planning for Wildfire Risk, shares preparation, mitigation and insurance advice for businesses at risk to wildfire. Molly Mowery shares her expertise in the article.
WPI co-manages the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program with Headwaters Economics. CPAW offers technical land use planning assistance to communities across the United States.