Fire-Adapted Communities

The challenges involved in adapting communities to be more fire resilient are remarkably vast and diverse. It’s also inherently local, as no two areas in the state have the exact same set of needs, values, risks, and capacities. By aligning resources, tools and organizations, the California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force is uniquely structured to address the scope and complexity of resourcing and supporting communities to achieve a more resilient future.


resources


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:


University of California Cooperative Extension – Yana Valachovic
CAL FIRE – Tadashi Moody
CA Dept. of Conservation – Nic Entice
Caltrans – Lisa Worthington 
California Air Resources Board– Alan Talhelm
Moore Foundation Strategic Advisor
– Kate Dargan
CA Dept. of Housing & Community Development – Clay Kerchof
Office of Planning & Research – Sloane Viola
USFS, Pacific SW Region – Barbara Geringer-Frazer
CA Forestry Stewardship Council – Jacy Hyde
ForEverGreen Forestry – Tracy Katelman
CA Wildfire Mitigation Program – J. Lopez
CA Dept. of Insurance
– Mike Peterson
Butte County Fire Safe Council
– Calli-Jane West
City of Glendale Fire Marshal – Foster McLean
Energy Safety – Susie Rose

Steve Hawks
– CAL FIRE

Michelle Medley-Daniel 
– FAC Net/WRTC


Special Project Leads


Erik de Kok
– Ascent Environmental

Laura Tam
– Resources Legacy Fund

Molly Mowery
– Community Wildfire Planning Center

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Key Actions Assigned:

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