Wildfires: the good, the bad, and the prepared
RDI Columbia Basin
Wildfires – the good, the bad, and the prepared
For communities across the Basin-Boundary wildfires are a fact of life, something we deal with every year. Nearly everyone has a story to share when it comes to wildfire, from tragedies to near misses to heroic actions. When it comes to wildfire preparation Community Wildfire Protection Plans have been prepared for many of our communities. These plans include an assessment of the forest immediately surrounding the communities, as well as mitigation measures. High risk areas around our communities have been mapped, but while there are options to reduce the risks, many communities struggle to implement the necessary actions due to lack of resources and capacity.
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