Wildfires do not stop at boundaries. Whether it’s public or private land, increasing the resilience of people and property to wildfire involves everyone who is at risk, as well as those who make decisions about risk in fire-prone landscapes. The Partnership represents a diverse group of coordinated researchers, fire managers in the field, and national and state policymakers.
Identify innovative, cross-boundary approaches to co-manage risk in fire-prone landscapes;
Highlight ways that improve capacity to co-manage risk in different social and ecological conditions; and
Provide recommendations to inform strategic investments that will improve the wildland fire system, sustain communities, and conserve the land
Social science can build relevant, actionable knowledge of wildfire through research on human behavior, institutions and governance, community dynamics, and social networks.
The CoMFRT Project is funded by the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, and the Rocky Mountain Research Station.
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Contacts: