This report documents how Potential Operational Delineations (PODs) and USDA Forest Service Risk Management Assistance products were used on the 2020 Cameron Peak Fire on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and surrounding lands in Colorado. The report utilizes a case study approach and is informed by eight interviews with local managers and incident management team members involved in the Cameron Peak Fire. It is written primarily for land managers and decision makers involved with wildland fire policy and management, with findings organized around a set of lessons learned. The paper ends with several recommendations to enhance the use and functionality of PODs as a tool to: plan for and manage wildfire; inform post-fire restoration and remediation efforts; and inform cross-boundary spatial fire planning efforts at local, regional, and national scales.
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