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Adapting to wildfire: Rebuilding after home loss

Publications Posted on: August 14, 2015
Wildfire management now emphasizes fire-adapted communities that coexist with wildfires, although it is unclear how communities will progress to this goal. Hazards research suggests that response to wildfire - specifically, rebuilding after fire - may be a crucial opportunity for homeowner and community adaptation.

Rebuilding after wildland fire – new developments outpace rebuilding in burned areas

FS News Posted on: August 12, 2015
When wildland fires destroy buildings, do people rebuild? Using aerial and satellite imagery, researchers have been tracking construction in areas burned by wildland fires and the findings reveal that new development outpaces reconstruction of burned buildings.

Rebuilding after wildfire: New development outpaces rebuilds

Science Spotlights Posted on: April 27, 2015
When wildland fires destroy buildings, do people rebuild? Using aerial and satellite imagery, RMRS researchers have been tracking construction in areas burned by wildland fires and the findings reveal that new development outpaces the reconstruction of burned areas. This study shows that the number of buildings inside the perimeter five years after the wildfires was greater than the number of buildings before the fires.