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Wildland-urban interface resident's views on risk and attribution

Author(s):

Patricia J. Cohn
Matthew S. Carroll

Year:

2008

Publication type:

Miscellaneous Publication

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

In: Martin, Wade E.; Raish, Carol; Kent, Brian, eds. Wildfire risk: Human perceptions and management implications. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, RFF Press. p. 23-43.

Description

Catastrophic wildfires that impact human communities have become increasingly common in recent years. To reduce the potential for damage to human communities, wildland-urban interface (WUI) residents have been encouraged to perform mitigation or fire-safing measures around their homes and communities. Yet homeowners have not wholeheartedly adopted these measures, even after their communities have been struck by wildfire. Although some barriers to widespread adoption, such as the need for financial assistance and lack of knowledge, are being addressed, homeowner interest in adopting risk mitigation measures remains tepid.

Citation

Cohn, Patricia J.; Williams, Daniel R.; Carroll, Matthew S. 2008. Wildland-urban interface resident''s views on risk and attribution. In: Martin, Wade E.; Raish, Carol; Kent, Brian, eds. Wildfire risk: Human perceptions and management implications. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, RFF Press. p. 23-43.

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