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Wild-urban interface resident's views on Risk and attribution

Cohn, Patricia J.; Williams, Daniel R.; Carroll, Matthew S. 2007. Wild-urban interface resident's views on Risk and attribution. In: Martin, Wade E.; Raish, Carol; Kent, Brian, eds. Wildfire risk: Human perceptions and management implications. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future, RFF Press. p. 23-43.

Catastrophic wildfires that impact human communities have become increasingly common in recent years. To reduce the potential for damage to human communities, wildland-urban interface (WUI) residents have been encouraged to perform mitigation or firesafing measures around their homes and communities. Yet homeowners have not wholeheartedly adopted these measures, even after their communities have been struck by wildfire. Although some barriers to widespread adoption, such as the need for financial assistance and lack of knowledge, are being addressed, homeowner interest in adopting risk mitigation measures remains tepid.

Keywords: wildfires, wildand-urban interface, WUI, risk mitigation

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Wild-urban interface resident's views on Risk and attribution
Electronic Publish Date: February 26, 2008
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May 12, 2008

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