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Black, A.E.; McBride, B.B. (In Press) Assessing high reliability practices in wildland fire management: an exploration and benchmarking of organizational culture. RMRS-RN-XXX. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report. Fort Collins, CO.

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Ziegler, J.; Saveland, J. (In Press) Learning as a shared responsibility: Insights from a series of dialogic workshops with practitioners, leaders, and researchers. [Extended Abstract] Proceedings of 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire, April 17 - 19, 2012, Seattle, Washington, USA. Published by the International Association of Wildland Fire, Missoula, Montana, USA.

McBride, B.B.; Black, A.E. (In Press) Variations in high reliability practices in the federal fire community: Relative contributions of agency affiliation, years of experience, and position hierarchy and function. Proceedings of 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire, April 17 - 19, 2012, Seattle, Washington, USA. International Association of Wildland Fire, Missoula, Montana, USA.

2013

Black, A.E.; McBride, B.B. 2013. Safety climate in the US federal wildland fire management community: influences of organizational, environmental, group, and individual characteristics. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Black, A.E. 2013. Incident Management Organization Succession Planning: Stakeholder Feedback. RMRS-GTR-297. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report. Fort Collins, CO.

2012

Berkman, D. 2012. Best Practices for Interacting with the Public About Wildland Fire: Key Findings from Interviews. [Abstract]. In: Fox, RL (Ed) Proceedings of 3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire, April 17 - 19, 2012, Seattle, Washington, USA. Published by the International Association of Wildland Fire, Missoula, Montana, USA. p. 197.

Black, A.E.; McBride, B.B. 2012. Safety climate in the US federal wildland fire management community: influences of organizational, environmental, group, and individual characteristics. [Abstract]. In: Robinson, M. comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, WA. p. 54.

Black, A.E.; McBride, B.B. 2012. Types and status of high reliability practices in the federal fire community. [Abstract] In: Robinson, M. comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, WA. p. 52-53.

Black, A.E.; Norman, A.; Rowley, A.; Mark, C.; Fay, B.; Hutton, D.; Irwin, E. 2012. Reference Guide for Risk-informed Wildfire Decision-making. Report submitted to NWCG Working Team Fire Use Subcommittee (Taber).

Black, A.E.; Saveland, J.; Thomas, D.; Ziegler, J. 2012. Using escaped prescribed fire reviews to improve organizational learning. Final Report to Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP project 10-2-05-1).

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Ziegler, J.; Saveland, J. 2012. Learning as a shared responsibility: Insights from a series of dialogic workshops with practitioners, leaders, and researchers. [Abstract] In: Robinson, M. comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, WA. p. 107.

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Ziegler, J.; Saveland, J. 2012. Tips, techniques, and suggestions for improving learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews. [Poster Abstract] In: Robinson, M. comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, WA. P 136.

Jahn, J.L.S. 2012. The Communicative Construction of Safety in Wildland Firefighting. (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Jahn, J.L.S.; Putnam, L.L.; Black, A.E. 2012. The Communicative Construction of Safety in Wildland Firefighting. Final Project Report (JFSP Project Number: 10-3-01-4). July 10, 2012. Santa Barbara, CA.

Saveland, J. 2012. Next Generation Emotional Intelligence. Proceedings of the 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Ziegler, J.; Black, A.E. 2012. Pleasing some of the people some of the time: how authors, subjects, and readers assess the complex landscape of 'audience' in wildland fire incident reviews. [Abstract] In: Robinson, M. comp. Program and Abstracts of 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference; 17-19 April 2012; Seattle, WA. p. 56.

2011

Black, A.E.; Able, J.; Barrett, C.; Riley, J.; Sova, S. May 8, 2011. Incident Management Organization Succession Planning Stakeholder Feedback, Initial Summary Statistics. Compiled by ODE for IMOSP Working Team Meeting, May 8-11, Boise, ID. 400p.

Black, A.E.; Able, J.; Barrett, C.; Riley, J.; Sova, S. June 26, 2011. Incident Management Organization Succession Planning Stakeholder Feedback, Final Summary Statistics. Compiled by ODE for IMOSP Working Team Meeting June 26-28, Boise, ID. 400p.

Black, A.E.; Husari, S.; Able, J. 2011. Incident Management Organization Succession Planning Stakeholder Feedback, Data Summary. Compiled for NWCG Executive Board Meeting, September 22, Boise, ID. 36p.

Black, A.E.; Husari, S.; Able, J. 2011. Incident Management Organization Succession Planning Stakeholder Feedback, Data Summary Appendices. Compiled for NWCG Executive Board Meeting, September 22, Boise, ID. 45p.

Black, A.E.; Landres, P. 2011. Understanding the effects of fire management practices on forest health: implications for weeds and vegetation structure. Ch 14, p151-156 in Forest Health Monitoring 2009 National Technical Report. K.M. Potter and B.L. Conking (eds).Draft posted on on-line.

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Saveland, J. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews – A Joint Fire Science Project – Initial Findings. White paper posted to Joint Fire Science Program's project website. 2p.

Black, A.; Thomas, D.; Saveland, J. 2011. Learning from Escaped prescribed fire reviews. [Abstract] In Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of the 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. p56-57.

Black, A.; Thomas, D.; and Saveland, J. 2011. Dialogue on Safety. [Abstract] In Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of the 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. p46-47.

Black, A.E.; Thomas, D.; Saveland, J. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews – A Joint Fire Science Project – Initial Findings. White paper posted to Joint Fire Science Programs project website. 2p.

Black, A.; Thomas, D.; Saveland, J.; Ziegler, J.D. 2011. Learning from Escaped prescribed fire reviews. In Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of the 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. Missoula, MT: International Association of Wildland Fire. 3p.

Black, A.E.; Ziegler, J.; Thomas, D. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews: workshop flip chart summary. White paper posted to Joint Fire Science Programs project website. 9p.

Black, A.E.; Ziegler, J.; Thomas, D. 2011. Learning from escaped prescribed fire reviews: workshop discussion summary. White paper posted to Joint Fire Science Programs project website. 11p.

Gebert, K; Black, A. 2011. Effect of suppression strategies on federal Wildland fire expenditures. Journal of Forestry.

Lewis, A.; Hall, T.E.; Black, A. 2011. Career stages in wildland firefighting: implications for voice in risky situations Int. Journ. Wildland fire. 20:115-124.

2010

Fuentes, S. et al. 2010. Continuous Improvement Program Evaluation Plan Report. Inventivo Design, LLC and Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center.

2009

Black, A.E. 2009. The Key Decision Log: facilitating high reliability and organizational learning. Fire Management Today 69(2) 5-10.

Black, A.E., Gebert, K., McCaffrey, S, and T. Steelman. 2009. The interplay of fire management strategy, suppression costs, community interaction and organizational performance - a multi-disciplinary approach. Fire Management Today 69(2)11-14.

Black, A.E., Sutcliffe, K; Barton, M. 2009. Assessing the practice of After Action Reviews - who conducts them? Fire Management Today 69(3) 15-17.

Marceron, T., Murphy, K., Black, A., Duncan P. 2009. Red Rock Prescribed Fire- Klamath National Forest, Escaped Prescribed Fire Review. December 2009.

2012

Management Community Presentations — Knowledge Transfer Workshops and Advisory Meetings

Black, A.E. 2012. Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews. USFWS National Fuels Meeting. January 25, 2012. Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire. Invited session conducted via VTC – Missoula-Atlanta.

Black, A.E. 2012. Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews. NWCG Fuels Management Committee. Invited extended presentation and briefing of NWCG's Fuels Management Committee. February 2, 2012. Boise, ID.

Black, A.E. 2012. Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews. Invited international Webinar (Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center). February 21, 2012.

Black, A.E. 2012. Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews. US Forest Service National Fuels Group. Invited extended presentation and briefing March 29, 2012. Lakewood, CO.

Lewis, A. 2012. Understanding Qualities and Behaviors of Wildland Fire Supervisors, presentations to wildland fire fighters and incident command:

  • Barry Point Fire, NIMO/Type 2 Incident Command Post, Lakeview, OR August, 2012.
  • Holloway Fire, Type 1 Incident Command Post, OR. August, 2012.
  • Fort Complex Fire, NIMO/Type 1 Incident Command Post, Yreka, CA. August, 2012.

Saveland, J. 2009. Human Performance: Adaptation & Resilience. December 2009.

Professional Conference Presentations

Black, A.E. 2012. Tips, Techniques, and Suggestions for Improving Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews. (poster) 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Black, AE.; McBride, BB. 2012. Types and Status of High Reliability Practices in the federal Fire Community. 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Black, A.E.; Ziegler, J.; Saveland, J.; Thomas, D. 2012. Learning as a Shared Responsibility: insights from a series of dialogic workshops with practitioners, leaders, and researchers. 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Jahn, JLS. 2012. Communication and High Reliability: How the Crew Environment Facilitates or Inhibits Wildland Firefighter Learning. 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Lewis, A. 2012. SHARP - Developing an Awareness-Based Decision-Making Tool with Wildland Fire Managers. 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

McBride, BB; Black, AE. 2012. Variations in High Reliability Practices in the Federal Fire Community: Relative Contributions of Agency Affiliation, Years of Experience, and Position Hierarchy and Function. 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Saveland, J. 2012. Next Generation Emotional Intelligence. 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

Ziegler, J.; Black, A.E. 2012. Pleasing some of the people some of the time: how authors, subjects, and readers assess the complex landscape of audience in wildland fire incident reviews. 3rd Human Dimensions in Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, Seattle, WA April 17-19, 2012.

2011

Management Community Presentations — Knowledge Transfer Workshops and Advisory Meetings

Black, A.E. 2011. NWCG Fire Use Subcommittee. Invited extended presentation and briefing of NWCG's Fire Use Subcommittee. Lakewood, CO.

Professional Conference Presentations

Black, A.; Thomas, D.; Saveland, J.; Ziegler, J.D. 2011. Learning from Escaped prescribed fire reviews. 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT.

Jahn, J.L.S. 2011. Learning by Doing: Wildland Firefighters’ Stories about their Pivotal Fireline Learning Experiences. 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT.

Saveland, James. 2011. Resilience and high performance: What the wildland fire community can learn from the U.S. Military. In: Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.,; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. International Association of Wildland Fire. p. 53-54.

Saveland, James. 2011. Psychological safety: The key to high performance in high stress, potentially traumatic environments. In: Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.,; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. International Association of Wildland Fire. p. 51.

Wright, V. 2011. Enhancing fire science exchange: The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network [poster] In: Robinson, M.; Ziegler, J.; Alexander, M.E.,; Bushey, C.L.; Ekstrom, M., comps. Program and Abstracts of 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit; 4-8 April 2011; Missoula, MT. International Association of Wildland Fire. p. 68.

Additional interactive workshops at 11th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit, 4-8 April 2011, Missoula, MT:

  • Dialogue on Safety – Anne Black, Jim Saveland
  • FireFit Workshop – Jim Saveland

2010

Black, A.E. Improving wildland fire management by understanding incremental decision-making. March 23, 2010; Rocky Mountain Research Station, All Scientists meeting, March 22-24, 2010, Fort Collins, CO.

Black, A. E. Key Decisions in Incident Management: the IMTs perspective. 2nd International Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire conference, April 27-29, 2010; San Antonio, TX.

Black, A.E. Nurturing organizational self-awareness to support continuous improvement: the key decision log. 2nd International Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire conference, April 27-29, 2010; San Antonio, TX.

Jahn, J.L.S. 2010. Materiality and Communication in HROs. April 28, 2010, 2nd International Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire conference, April 27-29, 2010; San Antonio, TX.

Jahn, J.L.S. 2010. Social Bodies: Bringing Materiality into Theorizing about High Reliability Organizations. Paper presented to the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Special Session: “Beyond the Basics: emerging and un- or under-utilized methodologies and what they can reveal”, April 28, 2010, 2nd International Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire conference, April 27-29, 2010; San Antonio, TX. Talks included:

  • Understanding informational flows during wildfires: methodological insights from Social Network Analysis (B. Nowell and T. Steelman; North Carolina State University);
  • Theory of human performance: from post-traumatic stress disorder to elite athletes (J. Saveland, RMRS);
  • Materiality and Communication in HROs (J. Jahn, Un. California Santa Barbara);
  • Safety in Wildland Fire: leadership, employee voice and the application of mindfulness for future research (A. Lewis, Oregon State University)

Special session on Action Research: with Dr. Mary Grom, Visiting Professor at George Williams College of Aurora University, Williams Bay, WI presented the framework used in Literacy Education and Teacher Leadership training.

2009

Special session - The interplay of fire strategy, suppression costs, community interaction, and organizational performance - a multi-disciplinary approach:

  • Black, A.E. Gebert, K., Steelman, T., McCaffrey, S. Integrating understanding: how multiple perspectives enhance fire research. The 4th International Fire Congress, December 3, 2009, Savannah, GA.
  • Black, A. E.2009. The Key Decision Log – developing and testing one aspect of a Balanced Scorecard to facilitate continuous improvement in fire management. The 4th International Fire Congress, December 3, 2009, Savannah, GA.
  • Black, A.E., Steelman, T., Gebert, K., McCaffrey, S., and Canton-Thompson, J. Using multiple perspectives to understand changing federal wildland fire management. (poster) Joint Fire Science Program 10 year review, Nov 30 –Dec 4, 2009; Savannah, GA.