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Goucher Environmental Dialogues: Wildfire & the Built Environment

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 at 1:00 PM until 2:00 PMEastern Daylight Time UTC -04:00

Join host, Jenn da Rosa, EdD, for a discussion with Senior Wildfire Research and Policy Analyst, Kimiko Barrett. This webinar, Goucher Environmental Dialogues: Wildfire & the Built Environment, is on Wednesday, Sept 25, from 1-2 pm ET. In this webinar wildfire expert, Dr. Kimiko Barrett, will share insights on how people can adapt the built environment (homes, neighborhoods, and infrastructure) to co-exist with wildfire from the perspective of policy, insurance, ignition-resistant buildings, and land use planning.
Kimiko Barrett is the Senior Wildfire Research and Policy Analyst at Headwaters Economics, a non-partisan independent research organization based in Bozeman, Montana. Kimi is a committed agent of change in how we live with inevitable wildfires. In partnering with institutions, community leaders, local government, federal policymakers, and other subject matter experts, she has led the research of national significance on topical issues such as the economics of wildfires, structural ignition vulnerabilities, building codes and land use planning, and community risk reduction strategies. Kimi served on the Federal Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, providing key Congressional policy recommendations to better address wildfire impacts. She also is the previous Program Director for Headwaters Economics’ Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program, working with more than 80 communities across the country to devise community-driven solutions to reduce and adapt to increasing wildfire risks. Born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, she now lives in nearby Livingston and has a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Montana.
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