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Actionable social science can guide community level wildfire solutions. An illustration from North Central Washington, US

October 25, 2022

In this study we illustrate the value of social data compiled at the community scale to guide a local wildfire mitigation and education effort. The four contiguous fire-prone study communities in North Central Washington, US, fall within the same jurisdictional fire service boundary and within one US census block group. Across the four communities, similar attitudes toward wildfire were observed. However, significant differences were found on the measures critical to tailoring wildfire preparation and mitigation programs to the local context such as risk mitigation behaviors, reported barriers to mitigation, and communication preferences across the four communities.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Actionable social science can guide community level wildfire solutions. An illustration from North Central Washington, US
DOI 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103388
Authors Patricia A. Champ, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Jonathan P Riley, James Meldrum, Colleen Donovan, Christopher M. Barth, Carolyn J Wagner
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Index ID 70237850
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center