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Acceptability of smoke from prescribed forest burning in the northern inland west: a focus group approachAuthor(s): Brad R. Weisshaupt; Matthew S. Carroll; Keith A. Blatner; William D. Robinson; Pamela J. Jakes
Source: Journal of Forestry. 103(4): 189-193.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionFocus groups were used to gauge tolerance of smoke from broadcast prescribed forest burning in the wildland-urban interface of the northern Inland West. Focus group participants worked through issues surrounding prescribed burning as a management tool to determine if the origin of smoke made a difference in the acceptance of that smoke. Participant responses across five different population sectors suggest that prescribed forest burning could be applied as a forest management tool with a well-informed public and that establishing and maintaining a dialogue with the public may be the most important part of any fire prescription.
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CitationWeisshaupt, Brad R.; Carroll, Matthew S.; Blatner, Keith A.; Robinson, William D.; Jakes, Pamela J. 2005. Acceptability of smoke from prescribed forest burning in the northern inland west: a focus group approach. Journal of Forestry. 103(4): 189-193.
Keywordsfocus groups, prescribed forest burning
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