November 2018 Bar Bulletin
By Myles Conway
(Second of Two Parts)
Current Strategy – Fuels Management and Community Planning (cont’d)
The development and implementation of “Community Wildfire Protection Plans” (Protection Plans) are the primary tool used to protect fire-prone “Wildland-Urban Interface” (WUI) communities.1Under this program, individual WUI communities are required to prepare Protection Plans to address wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community protection and structural protection. The planning process allows WUI communities to clarify and refine specific priorities for the protection of life, property and critical infrastructure. Communities are encouraged to consider the implications of management options on surrounding areas and watersheds. Individual community plans are developed...