Prepare and Implement a CWPP

Establishing and maintaining a CWPP depends on widespread collaboration among landowners, emergency response agencies, and federal, state and local officials. The new Community Guide offers innovative strategies, case studies and other resources to improve coordination and communication among stakeholders as they develop, implement, and monitor the success of a CWPP.

Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan: A Handbook for Wildland–Urban Interface Communities (2004)

Local wildfire protection plans can take a variety of forms, based on the needs of the people involved in their development. Community Wildfire Protection Plans may address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, or structure protection-or all of the above.

Field Guidance: Identifying and Prioritizing Communities at Risk (June 2003)

Prepared by: National Association of State Foresters

Purpose: To provide national, uniform guidance for implementing the provisions of the
"Collaborative Fuels Treatment" MOU, and to satisfy the requirements of Task e, Goal 4
of the Implementation Plan for the 10-Year Comprehensive Strategy.

Intent: The intent is to establish broad, nationally compatible standards for identifying
and prioritizing communities at risk, while allowing for maximum flexibility at the state
and regional level. Three basic premises are: