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Living with wildfire in Log Hill Mesa, Ouray County, Colorado: 2017 data report and a comparison to 2011 and 2012 data

Author(s):

Colleen Donovan
Jamie P. Gomez
Lilia Falk
Christopher M. Barth
Hannah Brenkert-Smith
James R. Meldrum
Carolyn Wagner

Year:

2022

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Res. Note RMRS-RN-91. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 45 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/RMRS-RN-91.

Description

Over the last decade, a team of researchers and practitioners, referred to as the Wildfire Research Team (WiRē1 Team), has worked with wildfire practitioners seeking to create communities that are adapted to wildfire through an evidenced-based approach. The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) has been an integral partner amongst the WiRē Team throughout this time. Together, the WiRē Team has developed a systematic data collection and integration approach (the WiRē approach) that informs local wildfire risk education efforts and allows for monitoring of community adaptation over time. Through this approach, we collect and analyze locally relevant wildfire risk and social science data to enhance the effectiveness of local wildfire risk mitigation efforts. A unique aspect of this report is that the data collection effort was replicated. The results of the 2011/2012 data collection effort are summarized in Meldrum et. al. (2013). In this report, the results of the 2017 data collection effort are summarized first, followed by a brief comparison of the 2017 results to the 2011/2012 data. This comparison is offered to provide context to the 2017 data; in-depth investigation of change over time is beyond the scope of this report.

Citation

Donovan, Colleen; Gomez, Jamie P.; Falk, Lilia; Barth, Christopher M.; Champ, Patricia A.; Brenkert-Smith, Hannah; Meldrum, James R.; Wagner, Carolyn. 2022. Living with wildfire in Log Hill Mesa, Ouray County, Colorado: 2017 data report and a comparison to 2011 and 2012 data. Res. Note RMRS-RN-91. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 45 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/RMRS-RN-91.

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