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Is seeing believing? Perceptions of wildfire risk over time

Publications Posted on: September 12, 2016
Ongoing challenges to understanding how hazard exposure and disaster experiences influence perceived risk lead us to ask: Is seeing believing? We approach risk perception by attending to two components of overall risk perception: perceived probability of an event occurring and perceived consequences if an event occurs.

Living with wildfire in Colorado - Boulder and Larimer Counties

Projects Posted on: September 16, 2015
Homeowners who choose to build or buy homes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) are sometimes viewed as irresponsible for expecting their homes to be protected by government firefighters when a wildfire breaks out, or for counting on their insurance companies to cover any property losses. But is this really a fair assessment?

Cost shared wildfire risk mitigation in Log Hill Mesa, Colorado: Survey evidence on participation and willingness to pay

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2014
Wildland-urban interface (WUI) homeowners who do not mitigate the wildfire risk on their properties impose a negative externality on society. To reduce the social costs of wildfire and incentivise homeowners to take action, cost sharing programs seek to reduce the barriers that impede wildfire risk mitigation.

A qualitative and quantitative analysis of risk perception and treatment options as related to wildfires in the USDA FS Region 3 National Forests

Publications Posted on: September 15, 2011
As the incidence of devastating fires rises, managing the risk posed by these fires has become critical. This report provides important information to examine the ways that different groups or disaster subcultures develop the mentalities or perceived realities that affect their views and responses concerning risk and disaster preparedness.