CWMBP Course Request

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What to know

Before you host

The next course will take place in the Fall of 2024, please click below to apply in order to be notified of the upcoming course start date.

Please read the course description review below before applying.

This national-level training from Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. and the USDA Forest Service is designed for current or future mitigation specialists, wildfire program leads, and others who work with residents and their communities to reduce wildfire risk. The Mitigation Best Practices training concentrates on science, methods, and tools that will help you engage communities/residents while also helping you to eliminate ineffective practices.  

Participants should come with a basic understanding of wildfires, how homes burn, and vegetation management practices. The course assumes you know how to mitigate, but that you could use support to engage your community. In this workshop, you will work through some of the greatest challenges facing our wildland-urban interface communities. The course will help you break down ineffective practices to make space for the more effective ones with a focus on on-the-ground mitigation activities.

The training takes place over the course of nine weeks, with three to five hours of estimated work per week. While the work is at your own pace, you are required to meet the weekly deadlines.

Selection to participate in the training will be based on your answers provided and on the submission date.

How To

Request a CWMBP Course

Please reference the instructions below before continuing with your formal request form.

  1. Reference calendar for upcoming courses – and available dates
  2. Download and complete the host checklist below
  3. Submit the completed checklist to the application portal below. 

Please reference the calendar below for the current availability and upcoming course locations.