The Spatial Informatics Group is working for CALFIREs Forest Health Program on a Community Wildfire Risk Pilot Project for multiple cities in California.

This project is currently on-going and seeks to reduce wildfire risk by providing better analytical methods and information for planning fuel treatments and implementing defensible space in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and intermix. The study involves developing an analytical framework that can be implemented to provide improved information for prioritizing fuel treatments in the WUI and defensible space within the community context. The study is also exploring options for evaluating carbon co-benefits of fuels reduction treatments within the project area.

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Community Wildfire Risk and Mitigation Assessment: A Pilot Research Project on Methods for Quantifying Wildfire Hazard and Risk, and Effectiveness and Co‐benefits of Fuels Treatments and Defensible Space