– Planning for wildfire at the edge of development –
IS YOUR COMMUNITY PREPARED?
Idaho Department of Lands, University of Idaho and Idaho Smart Growth have teamed up to conduct four regional workshops on this topic during February, March and April. We will hold workshops in Caldwell, Idaho Falls, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene.
Who should attend?
Wildfire is no longer something that happens only in wildlands. City planners, fire and police, mayors and citizens all have role to play in making their community ready in the event of a wildfire.
Workshop #3 – March 15th in Lewiston
Join us for this FREE 4-hour workshop to learn what it means to be prepared in the event of wildfire. Meet and hear from the state’s lead on community planning for wildfire; Tyre Holfeltz, Idaho Department of Lands, Jaap Vos, Program Head Bioregional Planning and Community Design for the University of Idaho as well as a panel of local and regional experts.
The workshop will focus on resources and how to plan for the challenges and opportunities presented by wildfire.Register to attend
- Workshop #4 – April in Coeur d’Alene
Wildfire planning resources:
- Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI): A Resource Guide for Idaho Communities
- Idaho Firewise, Inc.
- Headwaters Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW)
- National Community Mitigation Assistance Teams (CMAT)
- Barrett, Kimiko. “Communities Utilize Land Use Planning to Reduce Wildfire Risks and Costs.” Headwaters Economics. 2018.
- Kolden, Crystal. “What the Dutch Can Teach Us About Wildfires.” The New York Times. 2018.
- Miller, Stephen. “West must develop wildfire ethic to survive.” San Francisco Chronicle. 2018.
- Pohl, Kelly. “Building a Wildfire-Resistant Home: Codes and Costs.” Headwaters Economics. 2018.