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
Record updated: September 8, 2020

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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