Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan: A Handbook for Wildland-Urban Interface Communities

Guide / Pamphlet / Handout
Published in: 2004
Communities Committee, National Association of Counties, National Association of State Foresters Society of American Foresters, Western Governors’ Association

“This Handbook is intended to provide communities with a concise, step-by-step guide to use in developing a CWPP. It addresses, in a straightforward manner, issues such as who to involve in developing a plan, how to convene other interested parties, what elements to consider in assessing community risks and priorities, and how to develop a mitigation or protection plan to address those risks.

This guide is not a legal document, although the recommendations contained here carefully conform to both the spirit and the letter of the HFRA. The outline provided offers one of several possible approaches to planning. We hope it will prove useful in helping at-risk communities establish recommendations and priorities that protect their citizens, homes, and essential infrastructure and resources from the destruction of catastrophic wildfire.”