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    Author(s): Katie Knotek
    Date: 2006
    Source: International journal of wilderness. 12(1): 22-25
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    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.

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    Citation

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

    Keywords

    wilderness, fires, decision making, social values, wildland urban interface (WUI), knowledge, public trust, place attachment

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