Building a trust framework for communities at risk of wildfire

Christine S Olsen, Bruce Shindler, Sarah McCaffrey, Tara McGee, Emily Sharp, Bonita McFarlane, Allan Curtis, Amy Christianson

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    Wildfires have increased in frequency and severity in many countries around the world, causing considerable environmental, economic and social consequences to fire-prone communities in recent years. As a result, fire management agencies face ever-growing complexity in their management decisions and interactions with the public. Successful interactions most often depend on trustworthy relations among affected stakeholders, particularly agency personnel and property owners at the wildland-urban interface. Without trust, the public may become frustrated in their interactions with the agency and withhold support for management decisions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference - Seattle, United States
    Duration: 16 Apr 201218 Apr 2012


    Conference3rd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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