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Title: Improving wildfire preparedness: lessons from communities across the U.S

Author: Jakes, Pamela; Kruger, Linda Ph.D.; Monroe, Martha; Nelson, Kristen; Sturtevant, Victoria.;

Date: 2007

Source: Human Ecology Review. 14(2): 188-197

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Communities across the U.S. have been taking action to adapt to the wildfire risk they face. In a series of case studies conducted in 15 communities, researchers identified and described four elements that form the foundation for community wildfire preparedness: landscape, government, citizens, and community.

Keywords: community preparedness, wildfire risk, mitigating risk, fuels reduction, rural communities

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Jakes, Pamela; Kruger, Linda; Monroe, Martha; Nelson, Kristen; Sturtevant, Victoria. 2007. Improving wildfire preparedness: lessons from communities across the U.S. Human Ecology Review. 14(2): 188-197.


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