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FireWorks Educational Program – Sierra Nevada

Learn more. The FireWorks course at the Blodgett Forest Research Station, Georgetown, CA, allowed attendees to: Engage in activities from the Sierra Nevada FIRE WORKS curriculum and Project Learning Tree Learn how...

Engaging fires before they start: Spatial fire planning for the 21st Century

View webinar recording. New fire management paradigms are emerging that recognize fire is inevitable, and in many cases desirable. During this webinar you will be introduced to a new process for spatial...

Building a wildfire-resistant home: Codes and costs

View report. Wildfire disasters will be more common if unmitigated home development continues in the wildland-urban interface. A new home built to wildfire-resistant codes can be constructed for roughly the same cost...

Evaluating collaborative progress in natural resource management

View paper. In this paper, we present a reflexive examination of how and why we, an academic and a practitioner, arrive at different evaluations of collaborative progress in natural resource management. We...

Decision biases and heuristics among emergency managers: Just like the public they manage for?

View study. This study found that emergency managers exhibit some of the same decision biases, sensitivity to framing, and heuristics found in studies of the general public, even when making decisions in...

Influences on the adoption and implementation of a wildfire mitigation program in an Idaho City

View study. This study used focus groups with local officials and residents in McCall, Idaho, to better understand their application for formal, city-wide recognition from the Firewise program. Results indicate the importance...

Prescribed fire is an emergency

View recording This interactive webinar will explore how systems level trends impact the way we manage fire in unexpected ways. Hear why cutting trees in overstocked forests does far less than you...

Let’s fix the fire problem: Here’s a solution

Webinar recording Fire is the first of three Great Constants in our lives. Change is the second. A web of change, consisting of population growth; density of homes built in outlying areas;...

Building a wildfire-resistant home: Codes and costs

View article. This study finds negligible cost differences between a typical home and a home constructed using wildfire-resistant materials and design features. Decades of research and post-fire assessments have provided clear evidence...

Wildland fire operations: Discussing current practices and necessary changes

View report. This collection represents collective insight into how we operate and why we must alter some of our most ingrained practices and perspectives.