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    Author(s): William S. Folkman
    Date: 1973
    Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-98. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 23 p
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Description

    An initial survey in 1964 measured the existing levels of knowledge and attitudes concerning use and abuse of fire in wildland areas among residents of Butte County, California. During the next 6 years, the California Division of Forestry carried out an intensive fire prevention program. A resurvey was conducted in 1970 to find out if any changes in levels of knowledge and attitude resulted. The evaluation showed little change during the interim. The number of fires in the study area dropped during the period of most intensive prevention activity. But the analysis was not conclusive in showing this decline to be due to the fire prevention program rather than to other variables.

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    Citation

    Folkman, William S. 1973. Fire prevention in Butte County, California ... evaluation of an experimental program. Res. Paper PSW-RP-98. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 23 p

    Keywords

    fire prevention programs, fire starts, public attitude, BUCO Project, Butte County, California

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