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Resilience Planning for Wildfires

This course explores the history of wildfire management, the factors that increase the threat of wildfires, and how communities can incorporate resilience thinking to plan for wildfires.

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Course Info

  • Duration 7 video lessons (58 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2021
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. A Brief History of Wildfire Management (7 mins)
  • 3. Environmental Factors Driving Wildfire Threats (8 mins)
  • 4. Social and Economic Factors Driving Wildfire Threats (11 mins)
  • 5. Resilience Planning for Wildfires (15 mins)
  • 6. Firewise Development (12 mins)
  • 7. Conclusion (2 mins)

Course Description

The last several years have seen increasing damage and disruption caused by forest fires across the globe, in locations as far apart as Australia and California. The effects of climate change, such as persistent drought and extreme heat, contribute to the threat posed by fires, but so do the development patterns that have driven U.S. growth for over a century. All these factors and more increase the need to think differently about planning for, and responding to, wildfires. 

This course explores the history of wildfire management, the factors that increase the threat of wildfires, and how communities can incorporate resilience thinking to plan for wildfires.

Learn these skills

  • Disaster Planning
  • Environmental Planning
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit, including 1 Sustainability and Resilience credit. 

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Chris Holtkamp

Chris Holtkamp

Chris Holtkamp is a certified planner and is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Wisconsin River Falls.

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