We have a massive wildfire problem. Wildfires now cost billions of dollars to fight annually, yet they still devastate lives, communities, and ecosystems. While wildfire is a natural phenomenon, learning to live with wildfire is a social issue – so we need a social solution. Our unique approach unites research and practice, collecting and using community-specific data to tailor programs that support local solutions, allowing communities to get in front of the problem.
Welcome to the online home of the WiRē (Wildfire Research) group, a collaboration focused on homeowner wildfire risk mitigation and community wildfire adaptedness.
Our group brings expertise in economics, sociology, and wildfire risk mitigation to a multiyear project that infuses social science into on-the-ground programs.
Our work crosses conventional boundaries between practice and research, so we generate products that speak to both communities.