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Social science informing forest management — bringing new knowledge to fuels managersAuthor(s): Pamela Jakes
Source: Journal of Forestry. April/May: 120-124.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionTo improve access, interpretability, and use of the full body of research, a pilot project was initiated by the USDA Forest Service to synthesize relevant scientific information and develop publications and decision support tools that managers can use to inform fuels treatment plans. This article provides an overview of the work of the Social Science Core Team. Team members synthesized social science research to improve fuels management on the topics of collaboration, communicating with homeowners, assessing social acceptability, aesthetics of fuels management, and impacts of wildland fire on communities.
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CitationJakes, Pamela. 2007. Social science informing forest management — bringing new knowledge to fuels managers. Journal of Forestry. April/May: 120-124.
Keywordswildland-urban interface, collaboration and wildfire, communicating with homeowners, social acceptability, aesthetics, wildfire impacts, wildfire and communities
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