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A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies
Date: February 27, 2013
Presenter(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey
Description:

As more people live in high fire hazard areas, the active involvement of the public will be central to many efforts to minimize fire risk and improve forest health. One barrier to effectively engaging the public may be that many of the accepted descriptions related to the public and wildfire are based primarily on conventional wisdoms that may or may not hold. Developing an accurate understanding of public views of fire and forest management will be important in designing policy and outreach that effectively engages the public and ensures that limited resources are most effectively targeted at the issues that are of actual rather than perceived public concern. Sarah McCaffrey presents findings from recent research on social issues of fire management with particular emphasis on the accuracy of various accepted truths about the public and fire management and the variables that actually are associated with approval of different fire management practices.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 12847
FRAMES RCS number: 13930
Record updated: Dec 18, 2017