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Human aspects of fire and fuels management in the Northern Rockies

Author(s): Katie Knotek
Year Published: 2005

Humans are a part of forest and grassland ecosystems where we live, recreate, work, obtain timber products, and seek spiritual solace, among many other uses. Therefore, it's important to consider the human aspects of sustainable management of these ecosystems. BEMRP social scientists are working to understand meanings people assign to the Bitterroot National Forest and how these meanings interact with public attitudes toward fire and fuels management. These scientists have also been studying how, on the Lewis and Clark National Forest, the Forest Service has engaged the public in fire and fuels management efforts.

Citation: Knotek, Katie. 2005. Human aspects of fire and fuels management in the Northern Rockies. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. p. 9.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11499
FRAMES RCS number: 5423
Record updated: Sep 8, 2020