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    In 2009, the federal Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) initiated a national network of regional fire science consortia to accelerate awareness, understanding and use of wildland fire science. This presentation synthesizes findings from initial needs assessments conducted by consortia in eight regions of the United States. The assessments evaluated how fire science is accessed and used in each region, barriers to its use, types of information needed and potential roles for the new consortia through in-person interviews, focus groups and on-line surveys of federal, state, and local fire science users and producers. Despite differences in assessment methods, ecosystems, geography and demography, striking similarities were found.

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    Kocher, Susie; Toman, Eric; Trainor, Sarah; Wright, Vita. 2012. Wildland fire science and management in the U.S.: Spanning the boundaries through the regional knowledge exchange network (Abstract). In: Robinson, M., comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, Washington. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. p. 68-69.


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