Fire-Adapted Communities

The Fire-Adapted Communities Work Group is the single group dedicated to Goal 2, which strives to protect our communities from the disruption and devastation of wildfire. CAL FIRE and other state agencies will increase their assistance programs and partnerships with local communities to reduce risk, improve preparedness, and foster resilience. While each community has a unique set of needs, values, risks, and capacities, CAL FIRE, the USFS, and key stakeholders are developing a common framework to facilitate comprehensive local plans.


Community Risk Reduction & Adaptation Planning

WUI Structure/Parcel/Community Fire Hazard Mitigation Methodology (NIST Technical Note 2205)

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The State of California’s Adaptation Planning Guide provides comprehensive guidance for assessing climate vulnerability and adapting to climate change,

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OPR’s Fire Hazard Planning Technical Advisory

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UCANR –  Building to Coexist with Fire: Risk Reduction Measures for New Development

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Wildfire-Prone Home & Neighborhood Protection

CAL FIRE’s Defensible Space Program 

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CalOES/CAL FIRE – California Wildfire Mitigation Program 

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Appendix A in the WUI Structure/Parcel/Community Fire Hazard Mitigation Methodology 

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FIre-Safe Roadways & Utilities

Caltrans – Roadside Fire Fuels Reduction

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CNRA – Office of Energy Infrastructure

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Plan for Smoke Impact

CARB – Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

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CA Smoke Spotter App

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Asbestos and Natural Disasters Guide

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Work Group: Fire-Adapted Communities

Partnering Organizations

Work Group leads:

California Fire Safe Council – Kate Dargan
Community Wildfire Planning Center – Molly Mowery
University of California Cooperative Extension – Yana Valachovic
CA Tahoe Conservancy – Forest Schafer
CAL FIRE – Tadashi Moody
Office of Planning & Research – Lisa Hu and Clay Kerchof
Cal Office of Emergency Services – Jennifer Hogan
California Fire Safe Council – Hedi Jalon
Caltrans – Lisa Worthington
California Air Resources Board – Alan Talhelm

Steven Hawks

Erik De Kok 
– Office of Planning and Research (OPR)


Michelle Medley-Daniel, Facilitator
Watershed Research and Training Center


Key Actions Assigned:

2.1 – 2.32