The latest quick guide series provides FAC practitioners with practical guidance on using planning and regulatory approaches to strengthen wildfire resilience activities. Image Credit: Alabama Community Planning, Auburn University Digital Library, Darell Meyer, Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture; KPS Group, http://diglib.auburn.edu/collections/communityplans/#3

Topic: Planning Type: Tools / Resources

New Quick Guides! Using Plans and Regulations to Increase Community Fire Adaptation

Authors: Molly Mowery

FAC Net is happy to release its latest set of quick guides focused on using plans and regulations to increase community fire adaptation. This four-part series highlights opportunities to integrate wildfire into planning and regulatory approaches, shares insights on how each approach works and where they apply, and provides tips on how these approaches may complement other fire adapted community strategies.

Quick Guide 3.0 provides an overview, introducing the reader to the differences between plans and regulations and offering a set of helpful resources. Quick Guide 3.1 focuses on planning, highlighting a three-step process to identify and increase linkages between wildfire topics and planning documents. Quick Guide 3.2 builds off 3.1 by discussing how plans get implemented through regulations, and offers additional steps to move through this process. Finally, Quick Guide 3.3 shares a range of community examples, including sample policies or regulatory language and follow-up links for additional learning.

These quick guides are meant to empower practitioners seeking additional guidance, insights and examples to start or continue community wildfire planning efforts. Let us know what you think and whether you have additional community examples we should reference in the future!

You may also be interested in other blog posts on this topic:

Working with Communities to Reduce Wildfire Risk Through Planning:
http://facnetwork.org/working-with-communities-to-reduce-wildfire-risk-through-planning/

Safe Growth Audits – Another Effective Tool for the FAC Practitioner:
http://facnetwork.org//?s=safe+growth+audit

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