WiRē’s Patty Champ to deliver keynote for 2018 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

WiRē - WildfireResearch's own Patty Champ is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference. Patty is a scientist at the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, CO. Over the past fifteen years she has focused on economic issues related to wildfire such as the economic costs of wildfire … Continue reading WiRē’s Patty Champ to deliver keynote for 2018 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

Patty Champ represents WiRē at the National Academies

In March 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a workshop: "A Century of Wildland Fire Research: Contributions to Long-Term Approaches for Wildland Fire Management." As described by the National Academies: The costs of wildland fire in the United States are enormous, not only in terms of the financial impacts of fire … Continue reading Patty Champ represents WiRē at the National Academies

Infusing social science into wildfire education programs through collaboration and systematic data collection (webinar)

Listen to the WiRē team present describe our approach and present some of our recent results and successes. We have developed a household and community level data collection approach that informs wildfire education programs tailored to the unique characteristics of the community and its residents. The systematic data serve as a baseline to monitor changes in biophysical … Continue reading Infusing social science into wildfire education programs through collaboration and systematic data collection (webinar)

Meet the WiRē team!

The WiRē collaboration gains strength through our close academic-practitioner partnership. Both "sides" are equal partners in defining our research questions and priorities. The team recently met in beautiful Salida, CO, where we discussed our many on-going projects, as well as lofty visions for future directions. We feel that we've hit upon an excellent model for … Continue reading Meet the WiRē team!

Welcome to the WiRē (Wildfire Research) blog

Welcome! WiRē (Wildfire Research) is an interdisciplinary research collaboration focused on homeowner wildfire risk mitigation and community wildfire adaptedness. On this blog, we describe some of our research findings in a direct way, trying to improve the bridge between use-inspired research and on-the-ground programs, management, and policy. Our research is supported by the United States Interagency National Fire … Continue reading Welcome to the WiRē (Wildfire Research) blog