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Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research relevant to communicating with homeowners about fuels management

Author(s): Martha C. Monroe, Lisa Pennisi, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Dennis Mileti
Year Published: 2006
Description:

A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on how managers can most effectively communicate with the public about fuels management efforts. It summarizes what is known about the techniques of persuasive communication programs and provides an outline of the characteristics of such programs. Information is drawn from the fields of environmental communication and social marketing, as well as the natural hazards and risk communication literature.

Citation: Monroe, Martha C.; Pennisi, Lisa; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mileti, Dennis 2006. Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research relevant to communicating with homeowners about fuels management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-267. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 42 p.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 15007
FRAMES RCS number: 6041
Record updated: May 24, 2018