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With nearly two decades of experience in wildfire sciences, SWCA is a recognized expert in completing pre- and post-fire planning work throughout the United States.

We emphasize collaborative planning across large, multi-jurisdictional landscapes, working with federal, state, and local government agencies, non-governmental agencies, private industry, and communities. Successful resilience in the face of climate-driven wildfires requires planning ahead for all stages of the wildfire cycle: readiness, response, recovery, and restoration.

Our fire experts provide a full suite of services and customized plans to meet both large-scale, regional needs and those of small communities aligning with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.

See more in-depth project examples on SWCA’s Wildfire Services StoryMap.

SWCA Wildfire Plan Examples

California

Three Rivers

The Three Rivers community is situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills, where several fire-adapted ecological communities occur, and where many of the large wildfires in California have been occurring in recent years. The shifting climate, particularly rising temperatures, combined with changing wind patterns, and increasing temporal and spatial variability of water availability, are considerably escalating wildfire risk across California.

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California

City of Corona

Story Map & CWPP

In July 2021, SWCA released a story map to engage the public in the ongoing CWPP process for the City of Corona. The CWPP identifies priority areas where mitigation measures are needed to protect the city from irreplaceable life, property, and critical infrastructure losses because of wildfire.

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California

Tulare County

Community members are familiar with large fires, as several have occurred in the eastern region and Tulare County itself in recent years, including the KNP Complex and Windy Fires that occurred in early fall of 2021. The Tulare County CWPP has been developed to assist the County in managing wildfire risk to ecosystem health and human life by assessing areas at risk and recommending measures to decrease that risk.

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Alaska

Kenai Peninsula Borough

The 2022 Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) update provides a peninsula-wide scale of wildfire risk and protection needs, brings together all responsible wildfire management and suppression entities in the planning area to address identified needs, and provides a framework for future planning and implementation of necessary mitigation measures as KPB’s first peninsula-wide CWPP.

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Santa Fe CWPP
New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Story Map

SWCA worked with Santa Fe County Fire Department to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The SWCA Team developed an interactive Story Map to increase engagement with the Santa Fe County public during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Pope County CWPP
Illinois

Pope County

CWPP

SWCA developed the Pope County CWPP, a county-level plan that evaluates wildfire threat to communities and infrastructure, and identifies measures that homeowners, land managers, and fire departments can take to reduce the impact of wildfire to life, property, and other community values at risk.

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Colorado Post-Fire Playbook
Colorado

Colorado Post-Fire Playbook

Recovery Playbook

SWCA worked with multiple Colorado agencies and stakeholders to prepare a Post-Fire Playbook to serve Counties, Tribes, Municipalities, and Water Providers.

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Santa Clara CWPP
California

Santa Clara County

CWPP

SWCA developed the Santa Clara CWPP, a countywide strategic plan with goals for creating a safer wildland urban interface community and to assist in protecting human life and reducing property loss due to wildfire throughout the planning area.

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Ridge Manorville Calverton CWPP
New York

Ridge-Manorville-Calverton

CWPP

SWCA developed this CWPP to address the wildfire threat to communities in the Ridge, Manorville, and Calverton hamlets, and provide recommendations to abate catastrophic wildfire and to minimize its impacts to those communities.

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Ute Park Fire
New Mexico

Ute Park Fire

Rehabilitation Plan

SWCA worked with multiple jurisdictions and stakeholders to develop a Damage Assessment and Burned Area Rehabilitation Plan for the Ute Park Fire in northern New Mexico.

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Valencia County CWPP
New Mexico

Valencia County

CWPP

SWCA developed this CWPP to address the hazards and risks of wildland fire throughout Valencia County and make recommendations for fuel reduction projects, public outreach and education, structural ignitability reduction, and fire response capabilities.

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Relevant Services

Planning

Inventory and Assessment

Mitigation and Restoration

Compliance and Management

  • Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Agency Planning Document Updates and Implementation
  • Identification of Grant and Funding Opportunities for Plan Implementation

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