U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Community/County Wildfire Protection Plans and Hazard Mitigation Assessments
BLM Arizona is an active partner with local governments, local firefighting agencies, and state and federal land management agencies. Through this cooperative partnership, Community Wildfire Protection Plans and Wildfire Hazard and Mitigation Plans are developed, fuel treatments are planned and implemented, school education programs are implemented, and defensible space concepts are taught to private landowners and community groups.
Several community plans have been completed around the state in recent years. Completed County/Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) can be found here: https://azsf.az.gov/Arizona-cwpp
Some of the following Community Hazard Mitigation Plans are below. Many have been incorporated into their respective County CWPPs.
Wildland Fire Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Program
Communities At Risk of Wildfire Agreement
Working in cooperation with Arizona State Forestry and in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service the Wildland Fire Hazardous Fuels Mitigation program has been developed to assist, communities adjacent to public lands, perform essential fuels reduction in order to reduce their risk of wildfire.
Communities are required to submit an application/project proposal. They also identify the adjacent agency (BLM/USFS). The adjacent agency's funds are then awarded to the communities selected. Priority is given to those communities at most risk of wildfire and the allocation is based on funding available.
Communities who have recieved BLM allocations in the past include:
More information on the program and how to apply can be found at :
Firewise and Developing Fire Adapted Communities
A fire adapted community incorporates people, buildings, businesses, infrastructure, cultural resources, and natural areas into the effort to prepare for the effects of wildland fire. Firewise is a key component of being a fire adapted community. It is a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk.
Everyone has a role to play. We work directly with our adjacent communities, providing guidance and technical expertise. Contact your nearest BLM District Office for more information or assistance.
To learn more about the Firewise approach and techniques visit: http://www.firewise.org/
For more information about becoming an official Firewise Community contact Arizona State Forestry Division or visit: https://azsf.az.gov/fire/prevention/firewise
To learn more on how to help your community become a Fire Adapted Community visit: http://www.fireadapted.org/