The social dynamics of wildfire management can help us understand and improve fire management strategies that provide for safety, ecological processes, and economically efficient management. A 2012 paper by McCaffrey and others summarized the results of 200 social science studies, primarily from western North America, to identify key lessons and management implications. Click here for the article.
A great research article from the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the Fire Lab that assess our current strategies for managing wildfire and mitigation efforts. Click here for the article: http://bit.ly/1kTdmWw Click here to read more »
WASHINGTON — For every dollar the government spends preventing wildfire damage, it could save cash-strapped agencies like the Forest Service another $5 on fighting increasingly large fires, a Senate committee was told Tuesday.
Witnesses at the Senate Agriculture subcommittee hearing said the government needs to invest more in proactive fire management like forest-thinning projects, which would reduce the number of large wildfires and the cost of fighting them. For the rest of the article go to : http://bit.ly/16WYlQ7