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Rangeland fires on the Eastern side of Oregon require different considerations than those that might burn in more densely populated cities. Rangelands are home to ranching communities, hundreds of species of wildlife, and provide cultural and social value to citizens in the American West. The size and nature of rangeland can make management decisions complex and rural communities play a key role in planning for, mitigating, and responding to wildfires. This episode explores issues of collaborative management, agricultural economies, and community partnerships.

This media record is part of a series:

The Fire Story

The University of Oregon Center for Science Communication Research is looking at wildfire and the public’s connection to it through media and science communication. Moderated by SCR Associate Director Mark Blaine and SCR Founding Researcher Dr. Hollie Smith, The Fire Story podcast brings together wildfire experts from diverse backgrounds to discuss the science of communication during a fire event, fire preparedness techniques, the complexities of wildfire response, and how communities and the landscape recover after a fire. The series, which aims to provide established and emerging communication professionals and the public with a more nuanced understanding of wildfire’s multiple dimensions through the lens of recent wildland fires in Oregon

Media Record Details

Apr 16, 2021
Hollie Smith, Mark Blaine, Emily Jane Davis, Tom Sharp, Katherine Wollstein

Cataloging Information

Fire Behavior
Fire Regime
Management Approaches

NRFSN number: 23159
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