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Public Perspectives of Fire Management

2017EraofMegafiresphoto.pngPublic perspectives are a critical consideration throughout the fire management process, including around management decisions before, during, and after fire events. Working with local property owners and communities around planning and implementing fuel treatments and about actions they can take to mitigate their fire risk, both prior to and during fire events, are critical to improving future fire management outcomes. Proactive work with communities also is critical to effective co-management and shared stewardship efforts as it enables agency managers and stakeholders to build trust and develop clear communication processes to discuss critical land management and community needs and preferences. Resources curated here provide background to better understand the social issues that managers encounter in fire management and provide potential ways to address those issues.

This hot topic was developed in partnership with Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Publications/Reports

2019 Local community agency and vulnerability influences on a Montana wildfire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew S. Carroll et al.
2019 Exploring the influence of local social context on strategies for achieving Fire Adapted Communities
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Travis B. Paveglio et al.
2018 The role of communication in preparation for wildland fire: a literature review
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lauren Remenick
2017 Where you stand depends on where you sit: Qualitative inquiry into notions of fire adaptation
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hannah Brenkert-Smith et al.
2015 Community experiences with wildfire: actions, effectiveness, impacts, and trends
Technical Report or White Paper
Autumn Ellison et al.
2015 Local ecological knowledge and fire management: what does the public understand?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John M. Diaz et al.
2015 Re-envisioning community-wildfire relations in the U.S. West as adaptive governance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jesse Abrams et al.
2014 Understanding evacuation preferences and wildfire mitigations among northwest Montana residents
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Travis B. Paveglio et al.
2014 Public acceptance of wildland fire and fuel management: panel responses in seven locations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Eric L. Toman et al.
2013 Creating “Community”? Preparing for Bushfire in Rural Victoria
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Peter Fairbrother et al.
2013 Social amplification of wildfire risk: the role of social interactions and information sources
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hannah Brenkert-Smith et al.
2012 Trying not to get burned: Understanding homeowners' wildfire risk-mitigation behaviors
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hannah Brenkert-Smith et al.
2012 Place Mapping and the Role of Spatial Scale in Understanding Landowner Views of Fire and Fuels Management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael A. Cacciapaglia et al.
2012 The role of trust in community wildland fire protection planning
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paul R. Lachapelle et al.
2011 The art of learning: wildfire, amenity migration and local environmental knowledge
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christine Eriksen et al.
2011 Fire safe councils in the interface
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Yvonne Everett et al.
2011 Complexity of homeowner wildfire risk mitigation: an integration of hazard theories
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bonita McFarlane et al.
2011 Understanding homeowner preparation and intended actions when threatened by a wildfire
Technical Report or White Paper
Sarah M. McCaffrey et al.
2011 Public perceptions of sagebrush ecosystem management in the Great Basin
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bruce A. Shindler et al.
2011 What is limiting more flexible fire management-public or agency pressure?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Toddi A. Steelman et al.
2010 Alternatives to evacuation during wildland fire: exploring adaptive capacity in one Idaho community
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Travis B. Paveglio et al.
2008 Wildfire smoke: a guide for public health officials
Technical Report or White Paper
Michael Lipsett et al.
2007 The what, how, and when of social reliance and cooperative risk management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
George T. Cvetkovich et al.
2006 Prescribed fire: what influences public approval?
Technical Report or White Paper
Sarah M. McCaffrey
2006 Trends in public attitudes towards the use of wildland fire
Conference Proceedings
Katie Knotek
2006 Trust in wildland fire and fuel management decisions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Adam Liljeblad et al.
2000 Agencies within communities, communities within ecosystems
Conference Proceedings
Jane Kapler Smith et al.
1985 Visitor attitudes toward wilderness fire management policy - 1971-84
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. McCool et al.

Videos

Nov 29, 2019 Fire Science's American Century
Stephen Pyne

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Fire in the Crown of the Continent
March 22, 2021 to March 26, 2021