The Challenge of Long-term Implementation Sustaining CWPP’s.
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The Challenge of Long-term Implementation Sustaining CWPP’s
Implementation Challenges New and emerging players; Shifting priorities of elected officials and managers; Reevaluation of risk criteria to improve the prioritization process; Maintaining fuel reduction project momentum;
Improving Productivity Applying objectives at a regional scale; Moving to a neighborhood level; Developing biomass uses; Establishing a system to record fuel treatments; How to effectively monitor projects?
Varied Community Interests Suppression and public safety Fuel reduction and fire risk Forest health Prevention education/Defensible space High priority community values Biomass utilization
The Need for Collective Action Community/multi-party based; Collaboration that build community relationships and abilities; On a scale that supports the goal of “communities living with wildfire;” Supported by continual, shared learning
Key Contributors to Productive Implementation? Wildfire definitions based on multiple interests (or frames); Scales that create regional strategies and local action; Sharing knowledge through extended community education; Community and agency leaders who bridge (or intermediaries) networks, organizations, and scales.
The critical roles of community concerns/interests The critical roles of community concerns/interests what a CWPP will emphasize, who gets involved, and the extent to which it is “owned” by the community and agencies; These outcomes affect long term implementation and productivity
Multiple Concerns broaden community participation A risk to lives, property and communities; Addressing forest health-related ecological conditions; Landscape changes due to urban development; Biomass utilization Others?
Scales for Strategy and Action Regional or state scale networks focus on strategic landscape-level planning, coordinating treatment response, creating prevention education, and sharing lessons learned. while community, neighborhood, and county-scale networks stress on the ground mitigation and prevention actions. Combining these approaches can produce a balanced and sustainable range of community protection projects.
Communities that learn together strengthen implementation Participants may begin by map values-at-risk, and organizing a variety of resources; Establish shared understandings of the wildfire problem, Heightened their knowledge of potential actions and available resources, Create an expanded network of individuals and organizations.
Intermediary or Bridging Individuals or Organizations Have key contacts within communities and organizations, ; Play strong leadership and bridging roles among multiple entities. Mobilize internal and external resources. Possess the time and skills to organize the knowledge/skills of participants to achieve shared goals.
Suggestions to maintain effective implementation Embed into larger county level CWPPs to achieve a landscape level projects; Link to a county-level hazard mitigation plan to utilize resources effectively; Tie the CWPP to Community FireWise Plans to incorporate neighborhood prevention, education, and mitigation initiatives; Integrate with federal or state wildfire resource management and fuel reduction plans to maximize WUI protection; Build bio-mass uses to establish a forest- restoration, economic focus.
Maintain Enduring Collective Relationships Establish implementation and monitoring committees; Set and update short-term, achievable goals; Hire or appoint a CWPP Coordinator; Sustain community education through effective working relationships, dedicated resources, and multi-scale particpation.
Key Lessons Maximize achievements by involving multiple community interests, integrating diverse social scales, identifying bridge-building entities, and supporting shared learning; Keep participant’s informed and engaged by strengthening continual accountability through monitoring
Collaboration and Productive Implementation Collaboration builds multiple abilities and skills needed for collective action; Successful wildfire mitigation occurs through long-term implementation; Sustaining implementation of CWPP’s is the ultimate measure of the successes resulting from building and integrating collaborative abilities, relationships, and resources.