Leading the Modern Community Wildfire Protection Plan Process

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) are foundational in building a fire-adapted community. They identify the people, places, and partnerships needed, and bring partners to a shared vision for the next five years. For community leaders and fire department volunteers and staff, writing a CWPP for the first time can be overwhelming, but this course will help you

This course will enable fire departments, forest NGOs, community leaders, & local government staff to write their own clear and actionable CWPPs that meet or exceed federal and local Minimum Standards and can be updated every five years. This course will empower community leaders to better engage with their communities, identify and prioritize key projects, and open the path to collaboration and funding for implementation.

Participants will learn about:

  • Mapping the process of CWPP development
  • Assessing local risk with accessible tools
  • Gathering community input
  • Prioritizing treatments with partners
  • Creating an action plan

Participants will receive:

  • Ready-to-use CWPP document template
  • Community assessment, survey, and outreach templates
  • Mentorship and support after the course

Upcoming Course

Santa Fe, New Mexico | November 4-5, 2023

2-Day Pre-workshop training at the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop