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Best management practices for creating a community wildfire protection plan

Author(s):

Christine Esposito
Sam Burns
Antony S. Cheng
Kristen C. Nelson
Victoria E. Sturtevant

Year:

2012

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Source:

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

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.

Citation

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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