CWPP COMPONENTS What are the key/critical elements?
Strategic Requirements (HFRA) • Collaboratively developed by interested parties and federal land agencies; • Identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction; • Recommends measures to reduce the ignitability of structures.
Typical Major Components • Introduction/Context/Authorities • WUI and Community Descriptions • Community Assessments/Risk/Capacities • Community Mitigation Strategies • Action Recommendations and Implementation • Monitoring Plan • Declaration of Agreement and Concurrence
Introduction/Context/Authorities • Area Description • Relevant Wildfire Policies/ Federal/State/Local Policies • Need for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan • Planning Process/coordinating group
WUI and Community Descriptions • Wildland-Urban Interface Delineations • Community Descriptions • Local Preparedness and Protection Capability
Community Assessments • Fire Regime and Fuel Type • Risk of Ignition and Wildfire Occurrence • Community Values at Risk: • Housing, Business, and Essential Infrastructure (hospital, communications) • Recreation Areas/Watersheds/Wildlife Habitat • Historic Patterns and Cultural Sites
Community Mitigation Strategies • Action plan and priorities • Projects identified • Treatment approaches • Wildfire prevention education processes • Defensible space actions to reduce structural ignitability/community/individual
Other Keys • Biomass Utilization • Monitoring Plan/Timeframes • Administrative Coordination/Responsible parties • Declaration of Agreement and Concurrence
CWPP Goals improve fire prevention and suppression reduce hazardous forest fuels restore forest health promote community involvement recommend measures to reduce structural ignitability in the CWPP area encourage economic development in the community Influences HFRA/other authorities Leadership Community context/fire history How wildfire is defined or framed-safety/forest health Intermediary or coordinating entities--community, non-profit, state, regional, fire districts. Collaborative Influences
Community Assessments Fire Regime and Fuel Type Risk of Ignition and Wildfire Occurrence Community Values at Risk: Housing, Business, and Essential Infrastructure (hospital, communications) Recreation Areas/Watersheds/Wildlife Habitat Historic Patterns and Cultural Sites Influences Geographic scale/jurisdiction/ cross boundaries Available resource capacities Community and resource networks Learning process/community Collaborative Influences