Flash Point: The Wildland Urban Interface, Where the Wilderness Meets Civilization

April 24, 2013

For many, the notion of the Wildland Urban Interface, or WUI, may conjure up images of sparsely populated regions of cabins in the woods. That’s only part of the picture. In Colorado Springs, nearly a quarter of the population lives in neighborhoods classified as part of the WUI, and it stretches into some unexpected places. In today’s Flash Point piece, KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin set out in search of a larger perspective on the wildland urban interface.

• Main Flash Point: Living with Wildfire page with an interactive timeline.


• A Disaster Is A Disaster: The Nature Of Emergency Management
• Waldo Canyon Fire Victims: Recovering Without Rebuilding
• The Wildland Urban Interface: Where the Wilderness Meets Civilization
• The Double Bind: Forest Treatment In The Age of Megafires
• Wildfires and Climate Change Perception