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 and social conditions over time, and the social science engages communities in discussions about how to adapt to living in a fire prone environment.

This webinar was recorded as part of the Interactions of Society and the Environment Seminar Series (ISESS). The goal of the seminar series is to provide a forum, balanced between students and professionals, to discuss societal involvement in natural resource policy and decisions. Presentations will focus both on theory and methodology, as well as research findings and management implications. Ultimately, this series will serve as a catalyst for building stronger connections among natural resource professionals and students along Colorado’s Front Range and beyond.
The seminar series is sponsored by: Colorado State University; National Park Service; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station; and U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center.