SWCA has nearly two decades of experience working with communities to collaboratively develop Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), delivering cost-effective plans that are community-driven, scientifically sound, and aligned with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA).
Working with local, regional, state, federal, tribal, and non-government organizations, SWCA leads an inclusive planning process from inception to implementation. We engage in meaningful discussions with community leaders to learn about their values, concerns, and sense of place to create plans uniquely designed to meet their needs.
We provide high-quality services to assist communities in planning for and managing wildland fire hazards, assessing risk, and providing communities with implementable projects that address hazardous fuels, potential structural ignitability, fire response capacity, and education and outreach.
Our site-specific community risk and hazard assessments use federally recognized fire behavior modeling programs. Using GIS technologies and federal fire hazard rating systems, we assess local, mid-scale, and regional fire hazards, in the wildland urban interface (WUI) and across wider landscapes.
Using Story Maps, Dashboards, and other GIS web mapping technology to effectively increase public engagement, our GIS experts can provide valuable geospatial and online products that are current and accessible.