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Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on assessing social acceptability of fuels treatments

Author(s): Terry C. Daniel, Michael Valdiserri, Carrie R. Daniel, Susan C. Barro, Pamela J. Jakes
Year Published: 2005
Description:

A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on research for assessing the social acceptability of fuels treatments. The synthesis is structured around six important considerations for any social acceptability assessment: defining the fuels treatments being assessed; representing the fuels treatments to people; identifying whose opinion is being sought; deciding how people will be contacted; allowing people to express their judgments; and analyzing and synthesizing the data.

Citation: Daniel, Terry C.; Valdiserri, Michael; Daniel, Carrie R.; Jakes, Pamela; Barro, Susan 2005. Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on assessing social acceptability of fuels treatments. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-259. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 52 p.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 15014
FRAMES RCS number: 5623
Record updated: May 24, 2018