Forest

Community Wildfire Resilience

North Carolina has more WUI (Wildland Urban Interface, where houses meet forested land) designation than any of the 48 contiguous states according to research conducted by the USDA Forest Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is estimated that more than 12,000,000 acres in NC fall within this category. In 2016, WNC had more wildfire acres burned (62,000) than the previous 50 years combined. Recurrent severe droughts have wildfire managers, community leaders, and residents concerned that significant wildfire risk will grow more prevalent for the Appalachian Mountains and the people who live there.

There are many ways homeowners can reduce their wildfire risk!

You can take action to become fire"wise", greatly increasing the chance that your home and community will withstand a wildfire.

Community

PROgrams

Firewise USA

Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition

McDowell Community Wildfire Network

Wildfire

Resources

Resist Wildfire NC

Defensible Space

Home Hardening

Wildfire Preparedness

 

Contact

US

Contact us to see how your community can adapt to wildfire.

The McDowell Community Wildfire Network is committed to collaborating with partners and community to increase and track wildfire mitigation activities to build wildfire resiliency in McDowell County.

This program is funded by the AIM grant program of Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc.

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Fall 2020

Mountain Valleys RC&D Council

4388 US Hwy 25-70, Suite #3
Marshall, NC 28753


(828) 206-6159
contact@mountainvalleysrcd.org

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