Themes and Topics
Theme 1: Enhancing Pre-Fire Planning for Better Post-Fire Recovery
- Exploring strategies and best practices for pre-fire planning to facilitate efficient and effective post-fire recovery efforts.
- Integrating post-fire considerations into Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) and Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMPs).
- Assessing the role of science in informing management decisions for fire outcomes and its impact on community readiness for post-fire impacts.
- Leveraging AI and data-driven approaches for risk-informed decision-making in post-fire recovery planning.
- Identifying available tools and resources for pre-fire planning and discussing challenges and opportunities in their accessibility and utilization.
- Promoting the importance of including post-fire discussions in pre-fire planning processes.
Theme 2: Fostering an All Hands All Lands Approach to Collaboration
- Addressing challenges and barriers to effective interagency collaboration in post-fire recovery efforts.
- Cultivating partnerships and networks that support ongoing collaboration and coordination.
- Highlighting the involvement of diverse stakeholders beyond agencies through panel discussions.
- Exploring the role of post-fire navigators and showcasing their contributions to post-fire recovery planning and implementation.
Theme 3: Addressing Policies and Regulations for Resilient Post-Fire Recovery
- Discussing policy barriers and opportunities for implementing effective post-fire recovery strategies.
- Assessing the progress and recommendations of relevant commissions and working groups.
- Visioning the future of post-fire recovery management systems.
- Examining FEMA’s role and contributions in post-fire recovery.
Theme 4: Bridging the gap between scientific research findings and their practical application in post-fire recovery.
- Identifying funding sources and leveraging multiple funding streams for post-fire recovery projects.
Theme 5: Fostering Strategic & Tactical Approaches
- Sharing available tools and resources, case studies and success stories showcasing practical implementation tactics alongside broader strategic approaches.