Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface

59 The Advocate (Idaho) 42 (2016)

8 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2016

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Stephen R. Miller

University of Idaho College of Law - Boise

Eric Lindquist

Boise State University

Jaap Vos

University of Idaho

Thomas Wuerzer

Nova Southeastern University - H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Molly Mowery

Wild Fire Planning International

Alexander Grad

University of Idaho, College of Law, Students

Brian Stephens

University of Idaho, College of Law, Students

Date Written: June 1, 2016

Abstract

This article provides a basic review of planning mechanisms to address wildfire in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Both regulatory and non-regulatory tools are discussed. Regulatory tools include comprehensive plans, zoning codes, subdivision codes, building codes, and fire codes. Non-regulatory tools include educational platforms, such as Firewise, insurance, and community wildfire protection plans. The article also provides context for why WUI wildfires are so problematic and deserving of increased attention from the legal and planning fields.

Keywords: wildfire, CWPPs, WUI, wildland-urban interface, community wildfire protection plan, Firewise

Suggested Citation

Miller, Stephen R. and Lindquist, Eric and Vos, Jaap and Wuerzer, Thomas and Mowery, Molly and Grad, Alexander and Stephens, Brian, Planning for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface (June 1, 2016). 59 The Advocate (Idaho) 42 (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2801390

Stephen R. Miller (Contact Author)

University of Idaho College of Law - Boise ( email )

514 W. Jefferson St
Boise, ID 83702
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Eric Lindquist

Boise State University ( email )

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Jaap Vos

University of Idaho ( email )

875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844
United States

Thomas Wuerzer

Nova Southeastern University - H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship ( email )

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
United States

Molly Mowery

Wild Fire Planning International ( email )

4987 S Prince Ct
Apt 304
Littleton, CO
United States

Alexander Grad

University of Idaho, College of Law, Students ( email )

P.O. Box 442321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321
United States

Brian Stephens

University of Idaho, College of Law, Students ( email )

P.O. Box 442321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321
United States

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