What We Provide
At the core of our approach are two data collection efforts: rapid wildfire risk assessments and social surveys of the residents of the assessed parcels.
Take a look below at what we provide partners over the course of a WiRē project. Please note that our products are always evolving to address partner needs, the nuances of the data, and efforts to remain innovative in science communication.
WiRē collaborates with our community partners to design Tailored Outreach products that can be shared with important community audiences. For example, we have developed two-page mailers for study area residents, answering respondents’ key questions about wildfire risk mitigation and providing resources to encourage further action. In Chelan County, Washington, we designed a two-page handout with relevant research findings for local policymakers. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we built a website describing findings and sent postcards to direct residents to the website. In Teton County, Wyoming, we gave tailored presentations to community organizations such as the Rotary Club.
See example documents below.
Community Report (published report)
At the end of each WiRē project, we publish a Community Report through the U.S. Forest Service. Each report contains contextual information about the project, project findings, and all previously shared summary documents.
Our Presentations are an opportunity to discuss project findings. We typically present the Rapid Assessment results first, followed by a synthesis presentation of the Rapid Assessment and Household Survey data. We also develop tailored presentations for specific audiences within our partner’s community (e.g., the Rotary Club or community wildfire ambassadors).