Northwest Hawaii Island CWPP Update
Community input is critical to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) process in determining priority wildfire concerns, needs, and action steps to better prepare and protect fire-prone areas from wildfires. We are inviting you to these meetings to help us identify and prioritize projects to reduce the threat of wildfire to the Northwest Hawaii region - many of the areas in Northwest Hawaii are federally-listed communities-at-risk. Wildfires have great impacts on Northwest Hawaii residents and all Hawaii Island natural resources, affecting:
• Daily life (road closures, traffic, evacuations, tax payer dollars)
• Human health and safety (dust, smoke, water quality, burned homes and structures, resident and firefighter safety)
• Ecosystem health and resilience (watersheds, forests, coral reefs, fisheries)
Food, coffee, and tea will be provided at the meetings!