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A Holistic Approach to Wildfire Mitigation Through Landscape, Built Environment, and Community Resilience

The Regional Wildfire Mitigation Program (RWMP) will create a framework to increase wildfire resilience for the wildland urban interface (WUI) communities located in the south coast region of Santa Barbara County. The Program will transform the front country into a fire-adapted region with reduced wildfire risk to the communities, the built environment and natural systems, while allowing wildfire to play a regenerative role across the landscape.

Wildfire Resilience for the Wildland Urban Interface

The RWMP is  a multi-year initiative designed to assess hazard, exposure and vulnerabiliy and  equitably reduce wildfire hazard across the Santa Barbara front country. The program goals are to decrease the risk of wildfire impacts to structures and infrastructure, promote wildfire resilient green space, working lands, and habitats, and develop community capacity to adapt and recover from the shocks of natural disasters. The Program is divided into three primary Resilience Domains: the Landscape Resilience Domain, the Built Environment Resilience Domain, and the Community Resilient Domain. Each domain will work collaboratively to foster resilience and build adaptive capacity that will allow our community to prepare, respond and recover from the shock of large wildfires.

Partners

The RWMP is a collaboration between many local, regional, and national partners, and is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.