Wildfire will always be a part of the California landscape. Landowners and residents must consider how their home, gardens, and community play a role in achieving greater wildfire resiliency.
Use the following resources to understand your risks, identify resources, and to develop strategies to substantially improve the odds your property can survive future wildfire. These actions do not have to be costly, but require an understanding of the three main types of exposures a home may experience when threatened by wildfire.
- Texas, (2014) Environmental Best Management Practices for Wildfire Risk Reduction and Recovery, Wildfire Ready Austin
- DeGomez, Jones, (2013) Fire Safety for Wildland Homes, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
- Quarles, S.L. et al. (2010) Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas: Building Materials and Design Considerations, UC Agricultural and Natural Resources
- Alexander, M.E. (2006) You are about to be entrapped or burned over by a wildfire: what are your survival options?, Forest Ecology and Management