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Katie Knotek
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Fire Communication & Education
Public Perspectives of Fire Management
Fire & Wilderness
Human Dimensions of Fire Management

NRFSN number: 7954
FRAMES RCS number: 4487
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Federal land managers and the public engage in many decisions about stewardship of wilderness in the United States, including decisions about stewardship of fire. To date, social science research lacks a holistic examination of the decision-making context of managers and the public about stewardship of fire inside wilderness and across its boundaries. A conceptual model is presented to guide research on this decision-making context, with emphasis placed on social influences on public and manager decision making.


Knotek, Katie. 2006. Understanding social influences on wilderness fire stewardship decisions. International Journal of Wilderness. 12(1): 22-25.

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