WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE (WUI) AND WILDFIRES
The wildland urban interface (WUI) is an area where human made structures and infrastructure are adjacent to areas prone to wildfire.
A message from retired city firefighter and FOGC board member, John Langstaff:
It is gratifying to see all the brush piles and thinning along our rights-of-way this spring. Tendrils of spring-burning smoke spiraling up throughout our neighborhood let our neighbors and friends know we are taking steps to become a fire-adapted community.
All homeowners can benefit from a wildfire risk evaluation of their home and its immediate surroundings.
50/50 grants are available through Missoula County which can help pay thinning/limbing crews who will reduce the fire hazard near homes (for those with larger forested lots).
To schedule a free visit by a fire specialist for advice on protecting your property, contact Missoula County Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator Max Rebholz: 406-258-3633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildfire Adapted Missoula - website
Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire - website
2018 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)
2018 Headwaters Economics – The Wildland-Urban Interface: The Problems, Trends and Solutions