WiRē Blog

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)

USDA Forest Service video introduces WiRe project

Watch Patty Champ, Research Economist at the Rocky Mountain Research Station, provide an overview of the WiRe project and our collaborative approach. As Patty states, the goal of the WiRe collaboration is "...so we can move away from anecdotes that maybe aren't founded in data to a better description of what's really happening in a community." This clip is … Continue reading USDA Forest Service video introduces WiRe project

Meet the WiRē team!

The WiRē collaboration gains strength through our close academic-practitioner partnership. Both "sides" are equal partners in defining our research questions and priorities. The team recently met in beautiful Salida, CO, where we discussed our many on-going projects, as well as lofty visions for future directions. We feel that we've hit upon an excellent model for … Continue reading Meet the WiRē team!

Do people living in the WUI expect the fire department to save their home in a wildfire?

Do people living in the WUI expect the fire department to save their home in a wildfire?  Many do, but maybe fewer than you think. Over the past few years, WRWC surveyed nearly 1600 WUI residents in three counties in southwestern Colorado. These surveys asked: "If there is a wildfire on your property, how likely do … Continue reading Do people living in the WUI expect the fire department to save their home in a wildfire?