Monday, August 25, 2014

WUI Wildfire Mitigation Reference Guide

The Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide came out today.  Designed to provide basic background information on relevant programs and terminology - community members and agency personnel can utilize the Guide to enhance their community's wildfire mitigation efforts.   

  

The Guide defines terms, and identifies resources (with links!) that are useful in mitigation planning efforts across all landscapes.   "Mitigation happens at all levels - local, state, tribal and federal.  A combined approach helps achieve fire adapted communities.  Individuals, communities and organizations working together to share and leverage resources and build partnerships are keys to success."  

The four primary objectives of the Guide are to:
  • Provide a reference to assist with integrating wildland urban interface mitigation principles into national wildland fire training; 
  • Promote common wildfire mitigation language and culture; 
  • Establish an authoritative source for wildland urban interface mitigation information; and 
  • Provide consistent definitions for use by all media
Click on the photo above to view and download the Guide.  It can also be accessed at the link to the right. 
  

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