Wildfire Mitigation Programs
Nearly 2 million homes in the US are at high risk of wildfire, the vast majority in the West. We help communities develop programs to encourage residents and businesses to prepare for wildfire. Wildfire specialists provide on site assessments to residents and create customized reports identifying the actions needed to reduce vulnerabilities. Once threats are identified, program certified contractors can come out to provide cost estimates and complete the work. This whole process is facilitated by our adaptation advisors that have deep experience in motivating residents to take action to improve their homes. We designed and implemented http://www.wildfirepartners.org.
We identify populations that may be at risk from heat events and create plans unique to each community. We can work with agencies already serving affected populations as a conduit forcommunication and action prior to, and during high heat events. We can develop or tap into existing technology to serve as a warning system and open communication channels during heat events.
ASG focuses on working with local governments to help them solve their climate change challenges. One of the core competencies of ASG is consulting with local government staff on complex challenges pertaining to climate change, specifically by assigning the government an advisor that serves as a technical resource, a cheerleader, a relentless data-tracker, and by gently providing accountability to a project or goal. The advisor works with the staff to set goals, remove roadblocks, encourage and assist, and follow up as necessary to ensure a high rate of completed projects.
This program allows local governments to offer their residents basic resiliency auditing that focuses on water management and backflow mitigation. It can be customized to also include drought preparedness and creating defensible spaces for wildfire preparedness. These programs focus on helping communities become more safe in their residential and small business sectors.
We identify changing climate conditions that will have an impact on your community.
We match climate threats with existing community systems.
The plan will include implications to local government, including impacts on public health, water management, land use, and other areas, with a focus on equity considerations across all types of impacts.
Services are customized to your needs, and can include:
• CRAFT (Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework and Tool) Reporting
• Policy Recommendations
• Program Suggestions
• Best Practices
We create a vulnerability assessment that utilizes interdepartmental collaboration and community stakeholder engagement. The assessment is aligned with the CRAFT framework for ease of reporting.
The plan will provide starting points for strategy development, based on a compilation of similar cities' adaptation plans and ASG direct experience.