NASF continually surveys all states to determine progress in identifying communities at risk and developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans. This report helps provide a national snapshot of wildland fire risk, preparedness and capacity. The FY2011 data was collected through the U.S. Forest Service's National Fire Plan Operations & Reporting System (NFPORS), and reflects data accomplishments through September 30, 2011.
State Foresters have made advances in the methods and information used to identify and assess communities at risk (CAR), which has led to a decrease in the number of CAR, currently at 66,700. The number of CARs covered by a CWPP (9,389) shows an increase of 3,632 or 61% since last year's report.