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Living With Wildfires

USGS wildfire researchers and their colleagues introduced an Art Center College of Design Designmatters studio class to southern California's wildfire basics, including these:

  • wildfires are a natural feature of life in southern California and cannot be stopped or avoided;
  • wildfire risk grows as more people live and play in the wild land urban interface (WUI), the area where neighborhoods meet wilderness;
  • there are many steps individuals and communities can take to reduce wildfire risk.

Armed with basic knowledge, the design, marketing, and multimedia students developed a collection prototype wildfire education campaigns, including "Are You a WUI?", a campaign to get residents to take ownership of their fire risk.

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