Western communities of all sizes, from small rural communities to suburban and urban areas, are grappling with the increased threats of ever-more severe wildfires. Much of this threat is concentrated in the wildland urban interface, or WUI, where structural development meets wildland vegetation.
Big or small, gradual or sudden, change rhythmically punctuates human life. In the natural world, change is just as intrinsic and pattern-based. Seasonal fluctuations in temperature, shifts in sun light, and natural disturbances, like fire, are all part of nature’s cycle.