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Human Dimensions Program
Rocky Mountain Research Station

800 East Beckwith Ave
Missoula, MT 59801

(406) 542-4150

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Social and Community Impacts of Wildfire

Project Summary

A team of scientists led by Project social scientist Daniel R. Williams is examining ways to assess and monitor the social and community impacts of large wildfires that occurred during the 2000 fire season in the northern Rockies . The work originally focused on four case studies in that region but was expanded to include the Hayman Fire ( Colorado ) and the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire ( Arizona ) from the 2002 fire season. See also Communications and Public Understanding of Wildfire for related publications on this topic

Publications

  • Cohn, P., Williams, D. R., & Carroll, M. (in press). Wildfire risk and attribution: Viewpoints of wildland-urban interface residents. In: Martin, W., Raish, C., & Kent , B. Wildfire and fuels management: Risk and human reaction. Santa Fe , NM , December 1-3, 2004.
  • McCool, S. F., Burchfield, J., Williams, D. R., Carroll, M., Cohn, P., Kumagai, Y., and Ubben, T. (2005). Focus on communities: social impacts of wildland fire and actions taken to reduce wildland fire risk. Hof , M. and Jakes, P. (ed). A Managers Guide to Social Science Research to Improve Fuels Management. (NC-GTR-xxx) St. Paul , MN : USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station.
  • McCool, S. F., Burchfield, J., Williams, D. R., Carroll, M., Cohn, P., Kumagai, Y., Ubben, T. (2005). Social Science to Improve Fuels Management: A Synthesis of Research on the Impacts of Wildland Fire on Communities . (GTR-NC-xxx) St. Paul , MN : USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station.
  • Kent, B.; Gebert, K.; McCaffrey S.; Martin, W.; Calkin, D.; Schuster, E.; Martin, I.; Bender, H. W.; Alward, G., Kumagai, Y.; Cohn, P. J.; Carroll, M.; Williams, D.; Ekarius, C. (2003). Social and economic issues of the Hayman fire. In Graham, R. T. (tech. ed.) Hayman fire case study (RMRS-GTR-114, pp.315-396). Ogden , UT : USDA. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

 

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