Our research demonstrates that each community has its own unique relationship with wildfire. Accordingly, our approach emphasizes collecting community-specific data to develop an understanding of each community’s unique characteristics and needs.

This page lists published reports describing each of these efforts. These reports reflect an evolution in our communication: earlier reports include more narrative, whereas more recent reports emphasize visual results. Each report ends with a “codebook” that details descriptive statistics for each survey’s results.


Archuleta County (2015)

Meldrum, Brenkert-Smith, Wilson, Champ, Barth, & Boag (2019). Living with wildfire in Archuleta County, Colorado: 2015 data report. Res. Note RMRS-RN-79. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 38 p.

La Plata County (2015)

Brenkert-Smith, Meldrum, Wilson, Champ, Barth, & Boag (2019). Living with wildfire in La Plata County, Colorado: 2015 data report. Res. Note RMRS-RN-80. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 36 p.

Montezuma County (2015)

Brenkert-Smith, Meldrum, Wilson, Champ, Barth, & Boag (2019). Living with wildfire in Montezuma County, Colorado: 2015 data report. Res. Note RMRS-RN-81. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 36 p.

San Miguel County: Telluride Fire Protection District (2014-2015)

Meldrum, Falk, Gomez, Barth, Brenkert-Smith, Warziniack, & Champ (2017). Living with wildfire in Telluride Fire Protection District, Colorado. Res. Note RMRS-RN-75. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 30 p.

Delta County (2013-2014)

Meldrum, Barth, Falk, Brenkert-Smith, Warziniack, & Champ (2015). Living with wildfire in Delta County, Colorado: cross-community comparisons. Res. Note RMRS-RN-67. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 33 p.

Ouray County: Log Hill Mesa (2012)

Meldrum, Barth, Falk, Brenkert-Smith, Warziniack, & Champ (2013). Living with wildfire in Log Hill Mesa, Colorado. Res. Note RMRS-RN-66. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 34 p.

Boulder County (2010)

Brenkert-Smith, Champ, & Telligman (2013). Understanding change: Wildfire in Boulder County, Colorado. Res. Note RMRS-RN-57. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 46 p.

Boulder County (2007)

Champ, Brenkert-Smith, & Flores (2011). Living with Wildfire in Boulder County, Colorado, 2007. Res. Note RMRS-RN-47WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 26 p.

Larimer County (2010)

Brenkert-Smith, Champ, & Telligman (2013). Understanding change: Wildfire in Larimer County, Colorado. Res. Note RMRS-RN-58. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 46 p.

Larimer County (2007)

Champ, Brenkert-Smith, & Flores (2011). Living with Wildfire in Larimer County, Colorado, 2007. Res. Note RMRS-RN-48WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 27 p.