Residents in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) can play an important role in reducing wildfire’s negative effects by performing wildfire risk mitigation on their property. In a 2015 study of residents in Montezuma County, Colorado, WiRē worked with FireWise of Southwest Colorado (now Wildfire Adapted Partnership) to gain insight into the wildfire considerations for people with … Continue reading Living with Wildfire in Montezuma County, Colorado: 2015 Data Report
WiRē worked with FireWise of Southwest Colorado (now Wildfire Adapted Partnership) to gain insight into the wildfire risk mitigation activities and related characteristics for people with homes in several fire protection districts in in La Plata County, Colorado. Respondents to a household survey in this area tended to rate their overall risk lower than did … Continue reading Living with Wildfire in La Plata County, Colorado: 2015 Data Report
Working with FireWise of Southwest Colorado (now Wildfire Adapted Partnership), we found survey respondents from two fire protection districts in Archuleta County, Colorado stated that homeowner association restrictions on cutting trees and physical difficulty of completing risk reduction actions were the most significant barriers to reducing risk on their property. When asked what would motivate … Continue reading Living with Wildfire in Archuleta County, Colorado: 2015 Data Report
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. In 2015, the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team worked with FireWise of Southwest Colorado (now Wildfire Adapted Partnership) to help them better understand residents’ perceptions … Continue reading Latest data reports highlight findings from three counties in southwestern Colorado
WiRē Team members James Meldrum and Chris Barth recently presented “Using the WiRē approach to better understand WUI residents’ relationships with wildfire: variation within and across communities” on a webinar jointly hosted by California Fire Science Consortium and Southwest Fire Science Consortium. The presentation was based on a 2018 article in Society & Natural Resources … Continue reading WiRē Team members share results from recent academic article on webinar with several fire science exchanges
WiRē - WildfireResearch is excited to announce a new National Science Foundation funded research project: Behavioral nudges in a wildfire risk context: Social comparison and community type. This three year project (2018-2021) will extend current efforts to test low-cost messaging to encourage wildfire risk reduction activities among homeowners in fire-prone communities.
Do you ever wonder how much the findings from social science studies change across different communities? WiRē - WildfireResearch's latest academic paper, Wildland–Urban Interface Residents’ Relationships with Wildfire: Variation Within and Across Communities presents evidence on how our survey results differ both within and across communities. Social science offers rich descriptions of relationships between wildland–urban … Continue reading WiRē publication explores community variation in wildland fire-related survey results