Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

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A Community Wildfire Protection Plan is a community-based plan focused on identifying and addressing the local threat of wildfire. The CWPP determines what is at risk and provides a roadmap of actions for the community to address its wildfire risk. 

Missoula County adopted its first Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2005, which was initiated by the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and incorporated input from numerous stakeholders. Since that time, many changes have occurred across the county, including new housing and roads, fires on the landscape, and forest fuel treatments near communities. These changes can affect the way a community plans for fire and have prompted the need to update the CWPP.

The 2018 CWPP update builds on the expertise and information contained in the 2005 CWPP, and provides important updates, including:

  • re-organization of content to align with national policy and strategies;
  • updated wildfire risk assessment;
  • action table and maintenance plan; and,
  • stakeholders engaged in CWPP activities.

An interactive story map of the 2018 CWPP update can be accessed here.

To view Wildland Urban Interface map click here.

To view Wildfire Hazard Assessment map click here.

Community Wildfire Protection Plan - Frequently Asked Questions

Missoula County Commissioners formally adopted the 2018 CWPP update at a public hearing on May 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.


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