Skip to Main Content
Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration: social issues fact sheet 19: Impacts of wildland fire on communitiesAuthor(s): Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-21-19. Fort Collins, CO. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
View PDF (147.0 KB)
DescriptionLarge fires can result in a series of disasters for individuals and communities in the wildland-urban interface. They create significant disruptions to ongoing social processes, result in large financial losses, and lead to expensive restoration activities. By being aware of the impacts of wildland fire on local residents, fire managers can bring added value to them and help smooth agency-community tensions. This fact sheet discusses activities that can have serious impacts on communities and local residents during a wildland fire.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationUSDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2007. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration: social issues fact sheet 19: Impacts of wildland fire on communities. Res. Note RMRS-RN-21-19. Fort Collins, CO. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Keywordsfuels planning, fuels management, fire, wildland fire professionals, collaboration
- Fire social science research from the Pacific Southwest research station: studies supported by national fire plan funds
- Home destruction within the Hayman Fire perimeter
- Residents warming up to fuels management: homeowners? acceptance of wildfire and fuels management in the wildland-urban interface
XML: View XML