The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo's 2016 Wildfire Recovery Plan is intended to guide the recovery of the region from a post-disaster state, coordinate rebuilding efforts using a build back better philosophy and enhance community-level resiliency.
The plan will position the Municipality for future growth following the rehabilitation of damaged areas and enable the region to support its own recovery. The plan will be adjusted and modified as new challenges and opportunities arise.
In practice, full recovery is known to take years. Initial planning estimates show the bulk of residential recovery being complete by the end of 2018; however, some mitigation projects could stretch into the next decade.