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Living with wildfire in Montezuma County, Colorado: 2015 data report

April 1, 2019

Residents in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) can play an important role in reducing wildfire’s negative effects by performing wildfire risk mitigation on their property. This report offers insight into the wildfire risk mitigation activities and related considerations, such as attitudes, experiences, and concern about wildfire, for people with homes in select communities in Montezuma County, Colorado. Data come from a social survey and parcel-level rapid wildfire risk assessments administered by FireWise of Southwest Colorado. Results are presented both in graphical form and as detailed summary statistics (in appendices). As we recognize that results from similar surveys and assessments in other communities may differ, these linked datasets contribute to a broader effort to understand decisions about wildfire risk mitigation on private property. Results can facilitate long-term monitoring, management, and educational practices concerning the mitigation of wildfire risk in WUI communities.

Publication Year 2019
Title Living with wildfire in Montezuma County, Colorado: 2015 data report
Authors Hannah Brenkert-Smith, James Meldrum, Pamela Wilson, Patricia A. Champ, Christopher M. Barth, Angela Boag
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Research Note
Series Number RMRS-RN-81
Index ID 70202914
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center