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Using the WiRē Approach to Better Understand WUI Residents’ Relationships with Wildfire: Variation within and across Communities

The WiRē (Wildfire Research) Team has worked with many communities to help them better understand their residents' relationships with wildfire risk. Here, team members will describe unique aspects of the WiRē approach, and present results from their recent paper investigating the variation in survey and rapid assessment results within and across different communities in Colorado. 

The speakers are all founding members of the WiRē Team (https://wildfireresearchcenter.org/), a research-and-practice collaboration focused on homeowner wildfire risk mitigation and community wildfire adaptedness. They include:

  • James Meldrum, Research Economist in the Social and Economic Analysis Branch at the U.S. Geological Survey's Fort Collins Science Center 
  • Chris Barth, Fire Mitigation Specialist, Montana/Dakotas, Bureau of Land Management 
  • Patty Champ, Economist in the Human Dimensions Program, U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO 

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