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Hannah Thompson-Welch

Hannah Thompson-Welch

Clayton, NC 28520

I am the Wildfire Mitigation Specialist with the North Carolina Forest Service.

I cover the 27 Eastern (Coastal) Counties, 41 Central (Piedmont) Counties, and 32 Western (Mountain) Counties in North Carolina. I am the State Liaison for Firewise USA. Our agency works with individual homeowners and community groups to mitigate wildfire risk before, during, and after wildfires.

We are also prescribed fire practitioners who provide consultations and hazard reduction burning to private landowners. I work with various entities across our state and have applied for additional funding for mitigation activities statewide in cooperation with some partner organizations.