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Project ID: 99-1-2-08

Year: 2000

Date Started: 10/20/1999

Date Completed: 07/01/2005

Title: Evaluating Public Responses to Wildland Fuels Management: Factors that Influence Acceptance of Practices and Decision Processes

Project Proposal Abstract: This study is designed to evaluate the public's understanding and acceptance of different wildland fuel treatments in federal forest and rangeland settings. Specifically, its purpose is to 1) identify the factors that influenee the acceptability of fuels reduction strategies and decision processes, 2) examine citizens' understanding of and preferences for necessary tradeoffs among management alternatives, and 3) measure public confidence in resource agencies for effective implementation of these practices. A central component of the study is inclusion of Joint Fire Science Program partners in fine-tuning the research design and interpreting our findings in the context of state-of-the-art fuels management programs for particular regions of the U.S. The research design will employ a three-tier sampling methodology to fully address the national significance of wildland fuels and examine the regional strategies implemented (or proposed) by JFSP cooperators. This project incorporates a) a national study to assess the knowledge, information needs, attitudes, and preferences among the general population, b) a network of six regional studies with more affected publics to measure preferences for and the effectiveness of fuels reduction programs, evaluate forms of information exchange including which delivery systems are most useful, and assess citizen-agency interactions for reaching supportable decisions, and c) a series of panel studies in which subsets of the regional samples are exposed to outreach activities (e.g site visits, video messages) where they examine localized practices and conditions and complete a survey about their observations. This final research protocol will utilize a pre-test, post-test design to measure the influence of a treatment on people's judgments. Collectively, these studies will also focus on the relevance of different sociodemographic characteristics (e.g. urban/rural reside, group membership, level of activism, education, economic livelihood, knowledge of management practices) in the formation of citizens' attitudes and their participation in decision processes.

Principal Investigator: Bruce A. Shindler

Agency/Organization: Oregon State University

Branch or Dept: Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Mark W. Brunson

Utah State University

Department of Environment & Society

Collaborator/Contributor

Mark Boche

Forest Service

Region 9-Eastern Region

Collaborator/Contributor

Jessie Duhnkrack

NPS-National Park Service

Rocky Mountain National Park

Collaborator/Contributor

Susan Kett

Forest Service

Osceola NF-Osceola Ranger District

Collaborator/Contributor

Laurie Perrett

Forest Service

Region 6-Pacific Northwest Region

Collaborator/Contributor

Skippy Reeves

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Okefenokee NWR

Collaborator/Contributor

Teresa Rigby

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

Salt Lake Field Office

Collaborator/Contributor

Ronnie Shell

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Piedmont NWR

Collaborator/Contributor

Brian Tandy

Forest Service

Deschutes NF-Sisters Ranger District

Federal Cooperator

Edward E. Starkey

USGS-Geological Survey

FRESC-Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center


Project Locations

Consortium

Alaska

Appalachian

California

Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies

Northwest

Pacific

South

Southern Rockies

Southwest

Tallgrass


There are no project locations identified for this project.

Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
view or print   1743 Government Publication Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A National Survey of Citizens-Summary Frequency Distributions
view or print   1765 Government Publication Public Acceptance of Forest Conditions and Fuel Reduction Practices: A Survey of Citizens in Communities Adjacent to National Forests in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan
view or print   1766 Government Publication Wildland Fire Study, Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A Nationwide Survey of Citizens
view or print   1767 Government Publication Fuel Reduction Strategies in Forest Communities: A Longitudinal Analysis of Public Support
view or print   1573 Government Publication Public Acceptance of Wildland Fire Conditions and Fuel Reduction Practices: Challenges for Federal Managers
view or print   1574 Government Publication Survey Shows Cautious Public Support for Fire Reduction Efforts
view or print   1575 Government Publication A Survey of Citizens in Central Oregon: Jefferson and Deschutes Counties
view or print   1576 Government Publication A Survey of Citizens in the Central Arizona Highlands: Yavapai County
    1577 Government Publication A Survey of Citizens in Utah’s Great Basin: West Salt Lake/Tooele Region
view or print   1578 Government Publication A Survey of Citizens in Central Georgia: The Piedmont Plateau Region
view or print   1579 Government Publication A Survey of Citizens in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida
view or print   1580 Government Publication Fire Management and Forest Conditions: Public Acceptance in the Great Lakes Region
view or print   1581 Government Publication Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A Survey of Citizens in Central Oregon: Jefferson and Deschutes Counties
view or print   1582 Government Publication Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A Survey of Citizens in the Central Arizona Highlands: Yavapai County
view or print   1583 Government Publication Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A Survey of Citizens in Utah’s Great Basin: West Salt Lake/Tooele Region
view or print   1584 Government Publication Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A Survey of Citizens in Central Georgia: The Piedmont Plateau Region
view or print   1585 Government Publication Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A Survey of Citizens in Colorado’s Estes Valley and Front Range Communities: Larimer and Boulder Counties
view or print   1586 Government Publication Fire Conditions in National Forests: A Survey of Citizens in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan
view or print   1587 Government Publication Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands: A Survey of Citizens in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida
view or print   1638 Government Publication Forest Practices a Mystery to Many
view or print   1640 Government Publication Wildland Fire Study: Fuels Management and Information Programs: A Survey of Visitors to Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks
view or print   1641 Government Publication Citizen Bus Tour of the B&B Complex Fire
view or print   1642 Government Publication Communication Strategies for Fire Mangement: A Video-Based Program for Creating Effective Citizen-Agency Partnerships
view or print   1643 Government Publication Prescribed Fire: The Influence of Site Visits on Citizen Attitudes
view or print   1644 Government Publication A Social Assessment of Ecosystem Health: Public Perspectives on Pacific Northwest Forests
    3175 Journal Article Fire Conditions on Public Forests & Rangelands - A National Survey of Citizens
    2324 Journal Article Survey Protocol
    2344 Journal Article A Social Assessment of Ecosystems Health: Public Perspectives on Pacific Northwest Forests
view or print   2345 Journal Article The Journal of Environmental Education
view or print   2346 Journal Article Society and Natural Resources
  go to website 98 Website Web Site that includes Project Description, Methods and Study Sites, files and links to other related information
    181 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm Criteria Based Model for Implementing Public Communication Strategies that Meet Research and Management Objectives
    183 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Regional Surveys
    2470 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Taking the Heat Out of Prescribed Burning
    2471 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Research Strategies for Social Science in Wildland Fire
    2472 Invited Paper/Presentation Community Partnerships for Wildland Fire Management
    2473 Invited Paper/Presentation Communicating the Wildland Fire Message
    2474 Invited Paper/Presentation Communication Strategies for Fire Management: Creating Effective Citizen Agency Partnerships
    2475 Invited Paper/Presentation Communicating Strategies for Fuel Management
    6739 Training Session Public Communication Strategies for Fire Management and Fuel Management
    6591 Field Demonstration/Tour Fuels Reduction Demonstration Project

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