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Title: Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on the impacts of wildland fires on communities

Author: McCool, Stephen F.; Burchfield, James; Williams, Daniel R.; Carroll, Matt; Cohn, Patricia; Kumagai, Yoshitaka; Ubben, Tam;

Date: 2007

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-269. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 36 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A series of syntheses were commissioned by the U.S. Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. Focusing on research on the social impacts of wildland fire, this synthesis explores decisions and actions taken by communities before, during, and after a wildland fire to minimize its impacts. It then synthesizes the research studying (1) the consequences of these decisions and (2) the community impacts of wildland fire.

Keywords: human dimensions of wildfire, community impacts of wildfire, social consequences of wildfire

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McCool, Stephen F.; Burchfield, James; Williams, Daniel R.; Carroll, Matt; Cohn, Patricia; Kumagai, Yoshitaka; Ubben, Tam 2007. Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on the impacts of wildland fires on communities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-269. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 36 p.

 


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