WiRē - WildfireResearch's own Patty Champ is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference. Patty is a scientist at the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, CO. Over the past fifteen years she has focused on economic issues related to wildfire such as the economic costs of wildfire … Continue reading WiRē’s Patty Champ to deliver keynote for 2018 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference
The latest WiRē research publication investigates what it means to adapt to wildfire through conversations with a range of stakeholders. Study participants provided insights into the meaning, relevance, and use of the concept of fire adaptation as it relates to their wildfire-related activities. A key finding of this investigation suggests that social scale is of … Continue reading Latest WiRē journal article finds that “where you stand depends on where you sit”
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
...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
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
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
Thank you to the Western Cohesive Fire Strategy for featuring the WiRē team and our work in the recent Western Region Newsletter (#48), as well as on the Western Region - Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy blog.