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Regulations, policies and plans can enable the changes we need to live more safely with wildfire or constrict our decision space. As we work to co-manage fire, actions we take with respect to policy can provide foundational opportunities to help support community fire adaptation.
Whether you are working toward your first Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) or updating an older one, creating opportunities for collaborative fire planning or developing a wildland-urban interface code, actions in this sphere can help your community improve its wildfire resilience.
Harris North, a development by Boise Hunter Homes outside of Boise, Idaho, incorporated fire adaptation into every element of its planning and implementation process. From initial design to marketing materials for home buyers and maintenance standards, the development weaves wildfire into its operations. Supported by a local wildland-urban interface code and the development’s own Community Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, Harris North provides an excellent example of what is possible when building in fire-prone environments. The decision to design and plan for a wildfire adapted development from the beginning enabled Harris North to withstand an early wildfire.