Read WPI’s recent blog post on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network that highlights a recent wildfire near a local golf course in Colorado. The post discussed ways in which communities can utilize amenities, such as golf courses and parks, to reduce the potential impacts of wildfire near a residential community. Read the blog: https://fireadaptednetwork.org/lets-go-golfing-utilizing-community-amenities-wildfire-risk-reduction-efforts/
A team of local, state and national wildfire experts, including WPI, teamed up to draft a 167-page guide called Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: A Resource Guide for Idaho Communities. The guide features a four-step process for communities to employ when implementing wildfire planning. This draft also highlights more than 30 examples of […]
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 was recently highlighted as part of the Vail Board of REALTORS® community wildfire efforts in this month’s Vail Valley Home Magazine. The article shares current outreach activities and the launch of a future wildfire awareness program in Eagle County. View the magazine
Molly Mowery was thrilled to provide the closing keynote at this year’s Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Snowmass Village this September. Molly focused her presentation on Fire Adapted Communities, including a few personal reflections on its history as well as more recent successes. Molly offered the idea that we are part of a “Fire Adapted […]