Fire Hazard Planning Technical Advisory



California Governor's Office of Planning and Research and Community Wildfire Planning Center




In response to Senate Bill 901 (Dodd, 2018) and Assembly Bill 2911 (Friedman, 2018), OPR updated its Fire Hazard Planning Technical Advisory to include “specific land-use strategies that reduce fire risk to buildings, infrastructure, and communities”. The update also helps communities:  Conduct outreach and engagement activities to promote more robust and collaborative wildfire solutions;  Conduct comprehensive wildfire hazard and risk assessments;  Align and integrate these assessments across a variety of plans; and  Develop general plan policies and programs that reduce risk for existing and future communities.  OPR released a Public Draft of the updated Technical Advisory in November 2020. The Final Draft includes revisions in response to stakeholder feedback, along with other minor edits.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Flooding Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

Planning and policy guidance


Extent: California


Last updated: Feb. 21, 2024