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RMRS-GTR-182: Collaborative capacity, problem framing, and mutual trust in addressing the wildland fire social problem: An annotated reading list


Brooks, Jeffrey J.; Bujak, Alexander N.; Champ, Joseph G.; Williams, Daniel R. 2006. Collaborative capacity, problem framing, and mutual trust in addressing the wildland fire social problem: An annotated reading list. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-182. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 27 p.

We reviewed, annotated, and organized recent social science research and developed a framework for addressing the wildland fire social problem. We annotated articles related to three topic areas or factors, which are critical for understanding collective action, particularly in the wildland-urban interface. These factors are collaborative capacity, problem framing, and mutual trust. The integration of these is a prerequisite of collective action to develop Community Wildfire Protection Plans, reduce vegetative fuels, enhance public safety and preparedness, and/or create defensible space. Collective action requires partnerships, common goals, and a common language. Understanding the inter-relationships between the factors that enable collective action is important to collaborative partnerships, forest managers, and social science researchers as they work together to address the wildland fire social problem.

Keywords: collaboration, framework of collective action, forest communities, human dimensions of wildland fire, social science research, wildland-urban interface


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Title: RMRS-GTR-182: Collaborative capacity, problem framing, and mutual trust in addressing the wildland fire social problem: An annotated reading list
Electronic Publish Date: October 17, 2006
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October 17, 2006

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