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Fire operations: Discussing current practices and necessary changes

View report. This collection of essays—divided into three key categories: Risk, Culture, and Operations—daylights qualities and practices in the wildland fire service across a broad spectrum, from outdated and unwarranted to honorable...

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...

Minorities are most vulnerable when wildfires strike in the US

View article. This study, which can be found in the journal PLoS One, suggests that people of color, especially Native Americans, face more risk from wildfires than whites. It is another example...

Socioeconomic vulnerability to ecological changes to national forests and grasslands in the Southwest

View report. The flow of ecosystem services derived from forests and grasslands in the Southwestern United States may change in the future. People and communities may be vulnerable if they are exposed,...

Restoring resilience at the landscape scale: Lessons learned from the Blue Mountains

Access brief. The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service’s “Eastside Restoration Strategy” aimed to improve forest health conditions by accelerating the pace and scale of restoration on national forests in eastern...

Where the WUI is: Implications for wildfire mitigation and outreach communities

Access brief. The WUI is often synonymous with fire risk to buildings, but this research suggests that this is not the case in all fire-prone states. While fire outreach was often present...

Facilitation, coordination, and trust in landscape-level forest restoration

View article. Collaborative forest management efforts often encounter challenges related to process and stakeholder relationships. To address these challenges, groups may employ the services of coordinators and facilitators who perform a range...

A wrench inside a cog

Wildfire Preparedness – Resources from Cal Fire

Visit Cal Fire wildfire preparedness website. Many resources are available on preparing and preventing wildfire and living and coping after wildfire.

The wildfire within: Gender, leadership and wildland fire culture

View article. This article examines findings from a 2016 study on gender and leadership within the British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS), Canada. The study utilized action research to facilitate an in-depth conversation...

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop – 3rd Annual

SAVE THE DATE The 3rd Annual (2019) workshop will be at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.