WiRē Blog

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

Near Misses and Far-Sightedness: WiRē essay published by the Natural Hazards Center

...the potential to transform our nation’s relationship with wildfire exists and it rests with all of us. Developing an understanding of the benefits wildfire can play in helping us manage our public lands is only one step on the road to wildfire adaptation. But fire can only be allowed on the landscape near homes and … Continue reading Near Misses and Far-Sightedness: WiRē essay published by the Natural Hazards Center

New WiRē data report emphasizes visual communication

The latest WiRē data report, published as a Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) Research Note in February 2017, reflects an evolution in our approach to communication. In earlier data reports, we followed typical academic practices, with most of the space devoted to text describing the data and maybe a handful of tables. In contrast, this latest report emphasizes … Continue reading New WiRē data report emphasizes visual communication

Chris Barth interviewed on the FAC Learning Network blog

WiRē team member Chris Barth recently gave a compelling description of his work toward fire adaptation, including his involvement in our collaboration, for the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network blog. Here's a snippet from the post: Describe one of your favorite fire adaptation projects. One of the most innovative efforts that I have been fortunate to … Continue reading Chris Barth interviewed on the FAC Learning Network blog

Thriving Earth Exchange feature on WiRe: Fighting Wildfire Assumptions With Data

Thriving Earth Exchange, a project powered by AGU, recently highlighted WiRe's innovative use of science to inform community wildfire mitigation programs. We tackle assumptions about what’s happening in fire-prone communities by converting them into questions that can be asked and tested," said WiRē - WildfireResearch member Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Ph.D., an environmental socialist at the University … Continue reading Thriving Earth Exchange feature on WiRe: Fighting Wildfire Assumptions With Data

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)