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Best Management Practices for Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Title: Best management practices for creating a community wildfire protection plan

Author: Jakes, Pamela J.; Esposito, Christine; Burns, Sam; Cheng, Antony S.; Nelson, Kristen C.; Sturtevant, Victoria E.; Williams, Daniel R.

Date: 2012

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-89. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 27 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A community wildfire protection plan (CWPP) is a means of bringing local solutions to wildland fire management. In developing and implementing CWPPs, communities assume a leadership role in reducing wildfi re risk on federal and nonfederal land. In this publication, we identify best management practices for CWPP development and implementation based on the experiences of 13 communities in 8 states. These communities represent much of the social and ecological diversity found across the U.S. in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)--where human development meets forested areas.

Keywords: Wildland-Urban Interface, wildfire risk, Firewise communities, risk reduction, wildfire planning, wildfire, community wildfire protection plan

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Jakes, Pamela J.; Esposito, Christine; Burns, Sam; Cheng, Antony S.; Nelson, Kristen C.; Sturtevant, Victoria E.; Williams, Daniel R. 2012. Best management practices for creating a community wildfire protection plan. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-89. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 27 p.

 


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