Land Use Planning and Wildfire: Development Policies Influence Future Probability of Housing Loss

@inproceedings{Syphard2013LandUP,
  title={Land Use Planning and Wildfire: Development Policies Influence Future Probability of Housing Loss},
  author={Alexandra D. Syphard and Avi Bar Massada and Van Butsic and Jon E. Keeley},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Increasing numbers of homes are being destroyed by wildfire in the wildland-urban interface. With projections of climate change and housing growth potentially exacerbating the threat of wildfire to homes and property, effective fire-risk reduction alternatives are needed as part of a comprehensive fire management plan. Land use planning represents a shift in traditional thinking from trying to eliminate wildfires, or even increasing resilience to them, toward avoiding exposure to them through… CONTINUE READING
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