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Living with wildfire in Chalk Creek, Chaffee County, Colorado: 2019 data report

Author(s):

Julia B. Goolsby
J.T. Shaver
J. Kuehn
James R. Meldrum
Hannah Brenkert-Smith
Christopher M. Barth
Colleen Donovan
Carolyn Wagner

Year:

2021

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Res. Note RMRS-RN-90. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 81 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/RMRS-RN-90.

Description

Wildfire affects many types of communities and is a particular concern for communities in the wildland urban interface (WUI), such as Chalk Creek in Chaffee County. The core intent of this project was to provide evidence to support Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Salida Field Office’s wildfire mitigation and education program. This report analyzes existing wildfire risk data collected in late 2017 through 2019 and pairs it with social data collected in the summer of 2019, in order to better understand Chalk Creek residents’ knowledge, experiences, and perceptions about wildfire risk. This greater understanding will help CSFS focus its programs and outreach and ultimately promote increased mitigation and reduced wildfire risk in Chalk Creek

Citation

Champ, Patricia A.; Goolsby, Julia B.; Shaver, J.T.; Kuehn, J.; Meldrum, James R.; Brenkert-Smith, Hannah; Barth, Christopher M.; Donovan, Colleen; Wagner, Carolyn. 2021. Living with wildfire in Chalk Creek, Chaffee County, Colorado: 2019 data report. Res. Note RMRS-RN-90. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 81 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/RMRS-RN-90.

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