NASF releases Communities at Risk Report for FY2008

NASF continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities-at-risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans. Survey results for FY2008 indicate a significant increase in the number of communities at risk (CAR) that have been identified as being at reduced risk. Because State Foresters have made recent advances in the methods and information used to identify and assessing CAR, the number of communities that have reduced risk has increased dramatically in FY2008. More accurate mapping and redefining community boundaries on a larger scale in some states has also resulted in a decrease in the number of CAR covered by a CWPP.