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Becoming more fire adapted through better understanding of the community

Date: March 12, 2018

The final video in a three-part series - "Becoming More Fire Adapted through Better Understanding of the Community" - describes WiRē's unique approach working with communities-at-risk from wildfire in order to tailor efforts to their specific needs; resulting in increased fire adaptation.

Working closely with wildfire mitigation professionals as part of the WiRē team has fundamentally changed how I understand the wildfire problem and frame research questions. The WiRē team's researcher-practitioner model has successfully infused innovative social science into local wildfire mitigation and education programs," said Patty Champ, an economist with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station.

The videos were developed with the support of the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and National Fire Plan Funds.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 17058
Record updated: Mar 12, 2018