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Project ID: 99-1-2-04

Year: 1999

Date Started: 09/10/1999

Date Completed: 03/01/2001

Title: National Conference on Social Acceptability of Fuel Treatments in Forest and Grassland Environments

Project Proposal Abstract: There is currently limited understanding of the social acceptability of the various means of treatment of forest or grassland fuels. Either through the application of prescribed fire or mechanical means, the social and economic implications of fuel treatments can be decisive in implementing a decision. This project will assemble current information on the known social costs and benefits of fuel treatments, and it will convene a national-level, problem-oriented conference to identify the function of social science in understanding and applying fuel treatment options. To assemble this knowledge, the conference will join social scientists, policy makers, and practitioners to provide focused analysis of prior experiences, while developing key research questions for future investigations to evaluate the social consequences of fuel treatments. The conference will produce both on-line materials and publishable proceedings.

Principal Investigator: Alan E. Watson

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: RMRS-Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

William Borrie

University of Montana

Department of Forest Management

Co-Principal Investigator

James Burchfield

University of Montana

Bolle Center for People & Forests

Co-Principal Investigator

Ronald H. Wakimoto

University of Montana

Department of Forest Management

Federal Cooperator

Alan E. Watson

Forest Service

RMRS-Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network




Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies




Southern Rockies



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
    934 Government Publication Synthesis Report on the Opportunities and Challenges of Fuels Treatments
    3262 Journal Article Final Report Available as Conference Proceedings
    255 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Problem of Forest & Grassland Fuels and Opportunities & Constraints Among Available Fuels Treatments

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