Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Oct 19: Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West

I am pleased to announce that on October 19, 2018, the University of Idaho College of Law, along with UI's Bioregional Planning Department, Boise State University's School of Public Service, and the Idaho Department of Lands, will host a day-long event on legal and planning tools for wildfire management in the wildland-urban interface.  

In addition, the events will be broadcast live on the Internet and archived.  I hope some of you will be able to join us in person or online.  The schedule and registration just went public and are reproduced below.  The official page is here.



Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West

State Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium
Boise, Idaho
Oct. 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


8:00 - 8:45 Registration and Light Breakfast (Capitol Cafeteria)
8:45 - 9:00 Introductory Remarks
Stephen R. Miller, Associate Dean & Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
9:00 - 10:00 How is Wildfire in the WUI Different? How Do We Plan for It?

Trends, Impacts, and the Economics of Wildfires at the Community Scale
Kimiko Barrett, Research & Policy Analyst, Headwaters Economics

Using Pre-Disaster Community Capacity to Address Land Use Post-Wildfire: Three California Case Studies
Edith Hannigan, Land Use Planning Policy Manager, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
10:00 - 11:15 Finding Success in WUI Regulations: A Case Study from Washington State
Molly Mowery, President, Wildfire Planning International
Craig Gildroy, Planning Director, City of Chelan, Washington
Mike Kaputa, Director, Chelan County Natural Resources, Chelan County, Washington
Steve King, Economic Development Director, City of Wenatchee, Washington
11:30 - 12:00 Fires of Change
Shawn Skabelund, Installation Artist / Curator
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Capitol Cafeteria)
1:00 - 2:00 What are the Limits of Planning for Wildfire in the WUI?

Limits to Adaptation: Post-Wildfire Views of WUI Regulations and Planning
Miranda Mockrin, Research Scientist, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station
Hillary Fishler, School of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, Utah State University
Susan Stewart, Research Scientist, U.S. Forest Service (Ret.)

Addressing the Impact of Absentee Landowners on Community Wildfire Safety
Meghan Housewright, Director, Fire and Life Safety Policy Institute, National Fire Protection Association
Michele Steinberg, Manager, Wildfire Division, National Fire Protection Association
2:00 - 3:15 Envisioning a Cohesive Wildfire Strategy for the Northern Rockies: A Case Study from Montana
Michelle Bryan, Professor of Law, University of Montana School of Law
Samuel Panarella, Associate Professor & Director, Max S. Baucus Institute, University of Montana School of Law
Sandi Zellmer, Professor of Law, Director of Natural Resources Clinics, University of Montana School of Law
3:30 - 4:30 The Role of Informal Governance in Wildfire Planning: Observations from Idaho
Stephen R. Miller, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Idaho College of Law
Jaap Vos, Professor & Program Head, Bioregional Planning & Community Design, University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture
Eric Lindquist, Associate Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University
4:30 Reception (Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center)

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