Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW)

CPAW Open House

In the fall of 2016, Lewis and Clark County was selected from a nationwide competitive process to participate in the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program.  CPAW is a national assistance program that supports communities in making land use planning decisions to address wildfire.  In the past year, the CPAW team members have met with stakeholders to discuss our local issues and conducted several field tours to learn about our unique environment and wildfire risk challenges.  The team also thoroughly reviewed our existing community planning  documents to identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening our wildfire policies and regulations.  As this process comes to an end, the CPAW team has assembled a set of voluntary recommendations for Lewis and Clark County to augment our strategies to address wildfire risk through appropriate land-use planning tools. The recommendations are available to review here.

You can learn more about the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) Program here.

On Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the CPAW group will be presenting their recommendations to the following groups at the following times and locations:

  • General Stakeholders (Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the East Valley Fire Station located at 2694 Valley Drive);
  • Fire Chiefs and other fire personal (Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the East Valley Fire Station located at 2694 Valley Drive);
  • County Commissioners (Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in room 330 of the City-County Building); and
  • Tri-County FireSafe Working Group (Tuesday  at 11:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the City-County Building)

The public is welcome to attend any of these presentations.  Please note that seating could be limited depending upon location and attendance.  Please contact Greg McNally at 447-8343 if you have any questions.

CPAW Field Day

Community Development and Planning Contact Information

Department Phone: (406) 447-8374  
Department Email: Email
Room 230, City/County Building

Mailing Address:
Lewis and Clark County
Community Development and Planning Department
316 N. Park Ave., Helena, MT 59623

8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.