The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfires (CPAW), is a collaborative effort between Wildfire Planning International, Headwaters Economics, the U.S. Forest Service, and private foundations. Established in 2015, CPAW works with varying volunteering communities seeking to address the effects of wildfires within their planning sector. The CPAW Process helps its' stakeholders (communities), in reviewing and analyze any gaps and opportunities for strengthening wildfire policies and regulations. The CPAW team for the Greater Bemidji Area would like to acknowledge and thank local members of the: Bemidji Fire Department, Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board, Minnesota DNR, The City of Bemidji, and Northern Township for contributing to CPAW activities. The Greater Bemidji Area was accepted into the CPAW program in November 2016. One of the biggest challenges from the Greater Bemidji Area is the human-caused ignitions, including ingress and egress constraints, shift in demographics, and conflicting regulations. The next section addresses the recommendations that the Greater Bemidji area and the definitions and ideas behind them.