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Brief: Resilience Strategies for Wildfire

Created: 12/19/2018 - Updated: 7/18/2019

Abstract

The risk of wildfire is expected to grow across the United States due to reduced precipitation in some regions, and higher temperatures caused by climate change. Wildfire has far-reaching impacts that can ripple through communities, regions, watersheds, and ecosystems. This paper overviews a number of adaptation strategies for areas with a projected increase in wildfire conditions. For each strategy, it will discuss design and operation costs, and primary and co-benefits. The paper includes a community case study of Austin, Texas, which has used a number of these strategies, and a list of publications and interactive tools to help communities become more resilient to wildfire.

Published On

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Research
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Fire