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Publication Details

Title:
Community zones for assessing wildfire exposure in the United States Data publication contains GIS data
Author(s):
Bunzel, Ken; Ager, Alan A.; Day, Michelle A.; Dillon, Gregory K.;
Publication Year:
2021
How to Cite:
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Bunzel, Ken; Ager, Alan A.; Day, Michelle A.; Dillon, Gregory K. 2021. Community zones for assessing wildfire exposure in the United States. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2021-0046
Abstract:
This community zones geodatabase delineates U.S. Census populated places in the Unites States (contiguous U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) and their associated wildland urban interface (WUI) as part of assessments to quantify wildfire transmission to communities. Research has shown that less than 20% of buildings in non-WUI areas are exposed to wildfire yet there are no community-level datasets that include the most vulnerable areas to wildfire, those areas where homes and structures are built among wildland vegetation. Local and regional risk planning processes, including engagement with communities, can use these boundaries to better define and map the scale of wildfire risk from large fire events and incorporate wildfire network and connectivity concepts into risk assessments.

Keywords:
boundaries; location; planningCadastre; society; structure; Fire; Wildland/urban interface; Environment and People; Natural Resource Management & Use; United States; Hawaii; Alaska; Puerto Rico; contiguous United States; CONUS
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