New story map releasing results of a case study about the 2002 Missionary Ridge Fire near Durango, CO. A part of a collection of other story maps all about natural disasters in Colorado.
Wildfire costs are large and the total cost is often unknown. Insured losses and fire suppression costs are only a fraction of the true cost of wildfires.
Climate change and population growth are expected to increase future damages from wildfire.
Community planning is essential. Public involvement is necessary for a community to properly plan and prepare for a wildfire.
View the full story map here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/collections/e557a66237b6429787a19a39b30a1f4e?item=4
thumnail photo credit the source, not the property of the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network.