WUI Planning Best Practice Case Study: Mariposa County Wildfire Plan Alignment



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




This case study shows how different plans at local and countywide scales can incorporate wildfire resilience through topics such as land use planning, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), fire adaptation, parks and recreation planning, and forest health. This case study also offers an example of how the county aligns multiple plans to reinforce a holistic approach to wildfire mitigation and preparedness. Finally, this case study illustrates the importance of stakeholder collaboration as a key component in the development and ongoing implementation of wildfire resilience planning activities across the County. This case study is part of a series of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Planning Best Practices developed by the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to complement the "Wildland Urban Interface Planning Guide: Examples and Best Practices for California Communities" (OPR, 2022). Each case study focuses on a specific planning tool (or set of tools) that a community is utilizing to reduce risk and build resilience to wildfire across the state of California. A WUI planning best practice is a practice or procedure that has been shown by research, experience, and evaluation to produce optimal results for addressing risk factors in the wildland-urban interface. WUI planning best practices offer opportunities for learning and may be suitable for adoption and implementation in other communities.

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Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

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ICARP Case Study


Extent: Mariposa County


Last updated: March 22, 2023