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Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on the impacts of wildland fires on communitiesAuthor(s): Stephen F. McCool; James Burchfield; Daniel R. Williams; Matt Carroll; Patricia Cohn; Yoshitaka Kumagai; Tam Ubben
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-269. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 36 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionA series of syntheses were commissioned by the U.S. Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. Focusing on research on the social impacts of wildland fire, this synthesis explores decisions and actions taken by communities before, during, and after a wildland fire to minimize its impacts. It then synthesizes the research studying (1) the consequences of these decisions and (2) the community impacts of wildland fire.
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CitationMcCool, Stephen F.; Burchfield, James; Williams, Daniel R.; Carroll, Matt; Cohn, Patricia; Kumagai, Yoshitaka; Ubben, Tam. 2007. Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on the impacts of wildland fires on communities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-269. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 36 p.
Keywordshuman dimensions of wildfire, community impacts of wildfire, social consequences of wildfire
- Social, institutional, and psychological factors affecting wildfire incident decision making
- Wildfire risk transmission in the Colorado Front Range, USA
- Understanding place meanings for wilderness: Personal and community values at risk
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