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Project ID: 10-3-01-15

Year: 2010

Date Started: 05/15/2010

Date Completed: 07/03/2013

Title: Overcoming Barriers to Defensible Space Behaviors

Project Proposal Abstract: A multi-year, community-based project to look at social and cognitive barriers to wildfire risk reduction by focusing on better completion of defensible space behaviors through the use of promising social science approaches. The project seeks to identify practical steps for reducing the barriers to implementing defensible space behaviors at an individual and neighborhood level, and to build on recent successful theoretical and empirical work. Methods will include manager and community collaboration, site assessments of residences, and social psychological surveys of homeowners in the WUI who represent a variety of setting attributes relevant to the scientific model such as distance from wildlands, recent fire history, community preparedness actions, and local code differences. Reports and presentations from this project will use the emerging scientific model to explore the acceptability of alternative solutions for overcoming the barriers to full compliance with defensible space behaviors, and gauge the practical utility of actions that are most likely to affect reductions in property losses.

Principal Investigator: James D. Absher

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PSW-Forest Fire Lab-Riverside


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Jerry J. Vaske

Colorado State University

Warner College of Natural Resources

Collaborator/Contributor

Judy E. Serby

Colorado

State Forest Service

Federal Cooperator

James D. Absher

Forest Service

PSW-Forest Fire Lab-Riverside

Federal Fiscal Representative

Anna Wong

Forest Service

PSW-Pacific Southwest Research Station


Project Locations

Consortium

Alaska

Appalachian

California

Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies

Northwest

Pacific

South

Southern Rockies

Southwest

Tallgrass


Level

State

Agency

Unit

REGIONAL

Interior West

FS


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.")

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