Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Utah Unveils the UWRAP


The Utah Department of Natural Resources' newly developed, interactive site — www.utahwildfirerisk.com — allows users to search for and zoom into particular neighborhoods or recreation areas on a statewide map to see the wildfire risk in that zone.
"It's going to change the conversation about wildfires," said Utah State Forester Brian Cottam.
The idea behind the map, Cottam said, is prevention. The site pulls in state and federal data to create a "risk assessment portal" where the public can generate a report detailing how to reduce fire danger near homes, such as by removing excess vegetation.
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