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Bringing the Heat: Translating Research into Useful Tools for Decision Makers

Date: February 16, 2021
Presenter(s): Kimiko Barrett

Decision makers are desperately seeking solutions to the wildfire crisis in the West. Driven by several concurrently rising trends—including home development, climate change, accumulated fuels, and human ignitions—increasing risks require us to fundamentally rethink our relationship with wildfire. In response, the research community has provided a wealth of knowledge regarding wildfire science, behavior, and projected outcomes. Yet substantial communication gaps between scientific scholarship and applied decision-making limit the ability to develop effective policies and on-the-ground approaches. Translating wildfire research into understandable formats for diverse audiences is crucial to informing the national dialogue on wildfires and identifying practical and sustainable solutions. This presentation will highlight tools that aim to communicate wildfire research to decision-makers and community leaders, including examples from several recently developed resources.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Decisionmaking & Sensemaking, Risk, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 23325
FRAMES RCS number: 63729
Record updated: Jun 11, 2021