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Living with wildfire in Montezuma County, Colorado : 2015 data report


Author:
Hannah Brenkert-Smith, James R. Meldrum, Pamela Wilson, Patricia A. Champ, Christopher M. Barth, Angela Boag, United States. Forest Service, and Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Source:
USDA
Year:
2019
Subject:
Wildfires, Prevention and control, Forest fires, and Wildland-urban interface
Abstract:
Residents in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) can play an important role in reducing wildfire's negative effects by performing wildfire risk mitigation on their property. This report offers insight into the wildfire risk mitigation activities and related considerations, such as attitudes, experiences, and concern about wildfire, for people with homes in select communities in Montezuma County, Colorado. Data come from a social survey and parcel-level rapid wildfire risk assessments administered by FireWise of Southwest Colorado. Results are presented both in graphical form and as detailed summary statistics (in appendices). As we recognize that results from similar surveys and assessments in other communities may differ, these linked datasets contribute to a broader effort to understand decisions about wildfire risk mitigation on private property. Results can facilitate long-term monitoring, management, and educational practices concerning the mitigation of wildfire risk in WUI communities.
Format:
1 online resource (36 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Series:
Research note
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/57793