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Acceptability of smoke from prescribed forest burning in the northern inland west: a focus group approach

Author(s): Brad R. Weisshaupt, Matthew S. Carroll, Keith A. Blatner, William D. Robinson, Pamela J. Jakes
Year Published: 2005
Description:

Focus groups were used to gauge tolerance of smoke from broadcast prescribed forest burning in the wildland-urban interface of the northern Inland West. Focus group participants worked through issues surrounding prescribed burning as a management tool to determine if the origin of smoke made a difference in the acceptance of that smoke. Participant responses across five different population sectors suggest that prescribed forest burning could be applied as a forest management tool with a well-informed public and that establishing and maintaining a dialogue with the public may be the most important part of any fire prescription.

Citation: Weisshaupt, Brad R.; Carroll, Matthew S.; Blatner, Keith A.; Robinson, William D.; Jakes, Pamela J. 2005. Acceptability of smoke from prescribed forest burning in the northern inland west: a focus group approach. Journal of Forestry. 103(4):189-193.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fuels, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Prescribed Fire-use treatments, Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke & Populations, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 8393
FRAMES RCS number: 7843
Record updated: Sep 8, 2020