We assessed wildfire mitigation activities in the wild- land-urban interface (WUI) of New Mexico to identify which strategies are most effective. First, we modeled how fuel treatments change wildfire behavior in 12 WUI areas.
The second element of our analysis used data from over 2,000 assessments of home wildfire hazard to better understand how those hazards are distributed and change over time. We examined the Firewise communities in New Mexico because of the import- ant role the Firewise program plays in public wildfire education nationally. The fourth element of our assessment examined nine Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) case studies, which integrate the different elements of wildfire mitigation. The final section of this report synthesizes the lessons learned fro
m WUI mitigation in New Mexico.