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Expanding wildland-urban interface alters forest structure and landscape context in the northern United States

Year of Publication
2022
Publication Type

The wildland-urban interface (WUI), where housing intermingles with wildland vegetation, is the fastest-growing land use type in the United States. Given the ecological and social benefits of forest ecosystems, there is a growing need to more fully understand how such development alters the landscape context and structure of these WUI forests.

Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide

Year of Publication
2014
Publication Type

The effects of wildland fire on communities have become more intense, frequent, and far-reaching. Increased development in the wildland urban interface means higher wildfire risk and more suppression needs, costing billions every year. A comprehensive approach to preparedness and mitigation is an effective way to address increasing suppression costs and reduce risk to communities.