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Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs)

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are the result of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 which, as part of a historical bipartisan legislative effort, call for communities to collaborate with state and local agencies to determine priorities for hazardous fuels projects on federal and private lands in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

It also allows communities to develop and list priorities that affect their ability to survive a wildland fire in their area. Egress, education and water availability are some of the other issues that communities may address in their plans. Across, Central Oregon, each community has been collaborating with forest and fire management agencies to identify risks and outline strategies to address them.

Project Wildfire facilitates updates to 7 unique Community Wildfire Protection Plans within Deschutes County. Each plan is revised on a 5-year cycle to ensure it’s relevant to the partners involved in its development.

Image of Community Wildfire Protection Plan Basics Magazine Cover Page with two helicopters dropping water over a fire.
CWPP Basics Summary Magazine

The most current version of each plan is listed below along with a summary to accompany the full document.

To learn more about what goes into Community Wildfire Protection Plans, check out our storymap that takes a deeper dive into the process and features several interactive maps.  https://bit.ly/DeschutesCWPPs