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Rangeland Fire Protection Associations in Oregon and Idaho: implications for fire adaptation and agency-community relationships

This webinar will introduce Rangeland Fire Protection Associations (RFPAs), which are unique partnerships wherein ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management work together to suppress rangeland wildfires. Using four case studies in Oregon and Idaho, we discuss the value and outcomes of this approach, as well as challenges and future implications for fire adaptation on the range.  

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Jesse Abrams is a research associate with the Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the University of Oregon, where he conducts research on environmental governance and community-based natural resource management. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Forest Resources from Oregon State University.

Emily Jane Davis is an assistant professor and extension specialist in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. Her work focuses on topics including natural resource collaboration, wildfire management, and rural community development. She has a PhD and MA from the University of British Columbia.