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Brief: Resilience Strategies for Wildfire

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


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


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