Developing Community Connections with Asset Mapping: Asset Mapping with Connectors

Jana Carp

Asset Mapping with Connectors is Step 2 in an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) process that helps people connect their strengths to create new opportunities for living well where periodic wildland fires are expected. (See the Series Overview for an introduction to the whole process.) During the first step, Situation Assessment, you will have started to learn about the community’s strengths that support fire adaptation, as well as its challenges. By learning about these directly from community members, you probably met people who are “connectors.” Invite them to collaborate with you on identifying the community’s fire adaptation strengths more comprehensively in a “mapping” project.

This is part of a series of guides that will familiarize FAC practitioners with the hows and whys of the community-led asset mapping process.