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Research Paper

Title: Fire prevention in Butte County, California ... evaluation of an experimental program

Author: Folkman, William S.

Date: 1973

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-98. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 23 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-098

Description: An initial survey in 1964 measured the existing levels of knowledge and attitudes concerning use and abuse of fire in wildland areas among residents of Butte County, California. During the next 6 years, the California Division of Forestry carried out an intensive fire prevention program. A resurvey was conducted in 1970 to find out if any changes in levels of knowledge and attitude resulted. The evaluation showed little change during the interim. The number of fires in the study area dropped during the period of most intensive prevention activity. But the analysis was not conclusive in showing this decline to be due to the fire prevention program rather than to other variables.

Key Words: fire prevention programs; fire starts; public attitude; BUCO Project; Butte County, California

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Folkman, William S.  1973.  Fire prevention in Butte County, California ... evaluation of an experimental program  Res. Paper PSW-RP-98. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 23 p.

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