Building a community, culture, and landscape adapted to wildfire.

after THE FIRE

Just as our forests adapt to wildfire as a natural part of our ecosystem, our combined capacity as individuals to adapt and overcome adversity will result in greater community resiliency.  The landscape will recover.  However, over the next five years there may be an increased risk of post-fire impacts such as flooding, debris flows, erosion, and downed trees.  As residents and landowners we can take steps to prepare for these post-fire impacts.  

A Community Resilient.  As a resident you likely have questions about returning home.  If you experienced property damage or loss, many of those questions will center around your insurance policy.  The Institute for Building and Home Safety has prepared the You Can Go Home Again materials to guide you through the recovery process. 

 

Resilient Forest Communities.  Our community is dependent upon forests for our cultural identity, well-being, and livelihood.  Our community resiliency is interconnected with our capacity to act as forest and land stewards.  The response to wildfire will drive how we adapt to changing ecological, economic, and social conditions.

We will accept.  We will respond.  We will rebuild.

 

we will recover

 
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PREPARING FOR AFTER THE FIRE

The CWSC is pleased to share our After the Fire video with you to learn what you can do before and after wildfire. 

 

*For use during a workshop or classroom setting, please see our companion discussion guide.  

 

A MUST READ:  Joplin Pays it Forward - Leaders Share Recovery Lessons Learned

 

 

"The scars left behind by a catastrophic fire are not only on the landscape but also on the communities affected. Strong community linkages combined with effective leadership from the public and private sectors help build the resiliency needed to move forward. ”

— –NORMA SANTIAGO, COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5, EL DORADO COUNTY, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.


Long-Term Recovery

Long term recovery can be daunting immediately post-fire.  An assortment of guides and resources have been developed to help.

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