WiRē Partners with Platte Canyon Fire Protection District and Fire Adapted Bailey

As our nation grapples with increasingly devastating wildfires, national wildfire policy asserts the importance of local data in wildfire decision-making. According to the National Cohesive Strategy, “There is no one-size-fits-all solution to reducing wildfire risk. Solutions must be tailored to landscapes and communities.” This project is part of our larger effort to understand the contexts and needs of individual communities, and to apply this knowledge to improve programs and change local conversations.

With support for data collection from the University of Colorado’s (CU) Outreach and Engagement program, the project will increase local understanding of capacity for wildfire resilience and act as a strategic lever to advance fire adaptation efforts as Fire Adapted Bailey engages with residents about how they can take steps to mitigate risk.