Social science: Fire and fuel management communication strategies

Don't miss this follow-up to our recent Burning Issues workshop, where we focused on prescribed fire messaging. This brief describes the results of a paper by Dr. Eric Toman and colleagues looking at the best ways to communicate fire and fuel management information to the public. Be more effective in communicating your program! Read this brief!

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Wildland urban interface focus: Public perceptions of hazard reduction in an intermix environment

Check out this June research brief focusing in perceptions of risk in the Plymouth, MA wildland urban interface. This study used a survey to ascertain how residents viewed fuel treatments and prescribed fire near their homes.

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Authors: Inga La Puma, author of the brief; Brian Blanchard and Robert Ryan, authors of the article

House in the wildland urban interface in Plymouth, MA – Photo by Brian Blanchard 

House in the wildland urban interface in Plymouth, MA – Photo by Brian Blanchard 

Methods in Fire History Part 3 - Original literary accounts of Native American Fire in the North Atlantic

Check out this April research brief with the latest installment of our Methods in Fire History series, focusing on original literary accounts of Native American burning.

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Authors: Inga La Puma author of the brief, Emily Russell (now Southgate) author of the paper