Simtable invited to participate in the USDA Postfire Workshop in Denver

The workshop was hosted by the Wildfire Resilience Inter Agency Working Group in partnership with American Forests and the Wildland Fire Leadership Council, bringing together federal agency leadership with partners – including state agencies, tribes, NGOs and communities – who are recovering from recent fires in Colorado and New Mexico to identify strategies to better coordinate post-fire actions, funding, and resources. The workshop was hosted by Denver Water on January 23-24, 2023.

The Growing Challenge of Post-fire: A Workshop of the Wildfire Resilience Inter Agency Working Group and Wildfire Commission

• Improve inter agency coordination for more effective post-fire work.
• Identify opportunities to improve existing post-fire funding programs.
• Surface barriers to effective coordination across the spectrum of post-fire work: assessments and emergency response, intermediate recovery and mitigating threats to community assets, and long-term recovery and restoration.
• Illuminate policy ideas for overcoming these barriers and promoting community navigation and access to post-fire resources from across federal agencies