LLIS Innovative Practice: Community Resilience: Nevada's Community Wildfire Protection Plans   [open pdf - 374KB]

"The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) led an interagency effort to develop Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) in all 17 counties. The NDF encouraged communities within the wildland-urban interface--the zone of transition between human developments and wildland/vegetation--to create plans that address wildfire response, mitigate hazards, and enhance community preparedness. As a result, all of Nevada's counties developed plans that provide communities with a prioritized list of hazards and step-by-step recommendations to protect people, infrastructure, and resources from wildfires." From the Description: "The Nevada's CWPP initiative grew out of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (HFRA). The HFRA aimed to reduce the threat of wildfires and encourage public input into the planning process nationwide by offering financial incentives to communities with a wildland-urban interface to develop CWPPs. Communities can use CWPPs to conduct environmental assessments, identify and prioritize hazards, and develop strategies to address gaps that exist in local wildfire preparedness. Nevada leveraged the HFRA's cost-sharing mechanisms to encourage communities statewide to create CWPPs. With more than 80 percent of Nevada's land controlled by the Federal government, officials realized that successful CWPP development required effective collaboration between community stakeholders and Federal land managers. The State also offered technical assistance and grant application assistance to communities that were developing CWPPs. As of September 2014, each of Nevada's 17 counties had a CWPP."

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