The wildland urban interface (WUI) is the area where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. These areas have become more popular for homeowners for their privacy, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and affordable living. As a result, rural fire districts are more often having to fight fire and protect homes and property within these wildland urban interface areas.
Development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is important to help our community be more resilient to wildfire. A CWPP is a comprehensive plan developed by local citizens and state and federal agencies. CWPPs are based on the needs of the people in the community and can address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, structure protection or all of the above.