Hot and Dry Podcast

Let's Talk WUI

Episode Summary

We talked with two scientists about life in the Wildland Urban Interface or WUI. We were particularly curious about why people choose to move into these areas even when the risks are well known and have been demonstrated pretty dramatically in the past few years. We wanted to know what gets people motivated to take action to reduce their risks.

Episode Notes

The WUI or wildland urban interface is a complex ecological and social geography that has made the news in recent years with massive fires in California. Some have called for more restrictions in building as a solution to WUI issues. In this episode we explore lessons we can learn from our neighbors, past and present, that may lead to other solutions. 

episode art: Tom (center) and his neighbors discussing WUI actions to reduce fire risk, credit C. Haffey