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Title: Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research relevant to communicating with homeowners about fuels management

Author: Monroe, Martha C.; Pennisi, Lisa; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mileti, Dennis

Date: 2006

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-267. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 42 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on how managers can most effectively communicate with the public about fuels management efforts. It summarizes what is known about the techniques of persuasive communication programs and provides an outline of the characteristics of such programs. Information is drawn from the fields of environmental communication and social marketing, as well as the natural hazards and risk communication literature.

Keywords: Education, communication, wildfire, wildland fire, fuels reduction, wildfire management

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Monroe, Martha C.; Pennisi, Lisa; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mileti, Dennis 2006. Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research relevant to communicating with homeowners about fuels management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-267. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 42 p.

 


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