Protecting Your Community and Home in the Wildland-Urban Interface
The South is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, with an estimated population growth of 1.5 million people per year. Wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas are expanding rapidly in the South due to the increased housing development.
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These areas are where homes, neighborhoods or other structures occur next to or within fire-prone natural areas, and they are a priority for wildfire fuel reduction treatments due to the lives and property that need to be protected. More than 88 million acres are classified as WUI in the South.
Southern Interagency Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Strategy
The South has a multi-year, multi-state strategy in place to address wildland-urban interface (WUI) issues in the South. Goals of the strategy include planning, developing and implementing effective wildland-urban interface fire programs.