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Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration: social issues fact sheet 19: Impacts of wildland fire on communities

Posted date: September 13, 2007
Publication Year: 
2007
Authors: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Publication Series: 
Research Note (RN)
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-21-19. Fort Collins, CO. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.

Abstract

Large fires can result in a series of disasters for individuals and communities in the wildland-urban interface. They create significant disruptions to ongoing social processes, result in large financial losses, and lead to expensive restoration activities. By being aware of the impacts of wildland fire on local residents, fire managers can bring added value to them and help smooth agency-community tensions. This fact sheet discusses activities that can have serious impacts on communities and local residents during a wildland fire.

Citation

USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2007. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration: social issues fact sheet 19: Impacts of wildland fire on communities. Res. Note RMRS-RN-21-19. Fort Collins, CO. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.