Firewise for communities

FireWise Minnesota

Firewise for communities

The Minnesota Firewise Project is working with local communities by passing federal Fire Plan funds through to local communities as grants for various on-the-ground activities including homeowner activities, mitigation education, home site assessment, and access improvement. It involves community groups, including fire and emergency services, local schools, city staff (e.g., foresters, planners), and local interest groups.

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Firewise communities: reducing the risk of wildfire

Class of high school students working with their teacher on the Firewise Community Assessment Project.Audience: Grades 8—12
Students analyze their community for wildfire-prone property using aerial photos and geographic information system (GIS) software provided by the DNR. Students may also do ground assessments in high fire-risk areas and compile a community report. Find out more about this project.