You are here: NRS Home / Publications & Data / Social science informing forest management bringing new knowledge to fuels managers

Publication Details

Publication Toolbox
  • Download PDF  (84 KB)
  • This publication is available only online.

Social science informing forest management — bringing new knowledge to fuels managers

Year Published

2007

Source

Journal of Forestry. April/May: 120-124.

Abstract

To improve access, interpretability, and use of the full body of research, a pilot project was initiated by the USDA Forest Service to synthesize relevant scientific information and develop publications and decision support tools that managers can use to inform fuels treatment plans. This article provides an overview of the work of the Social Science Core Team. Team members synthesized social science research to improve fuels management on the topics of collaboration, communicating with homeowners, assessing social acceptability, aesthetics of fuels management, and impacts of wildland fire on communities.

Keywords

Citation

Jakes, Pamela 2007. Social science informing forest management — bringing new knowledge to fuels managers. Journal of Forestry. April/May: 120-124.
Last updated on: May 18, 2007

NRS at a Glance