Crucial factors influencing public acceptance of fuels treatments
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey
Publication Year: 2009

Cataloging Information

  • community involvement
  • defensible space
  • education
  • fire management
  • fuel management
  • fuel treatments
  • public acceptance
  • public information
  • thinning
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Record Last Modified: May 30, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 12778
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23735
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:69/1
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An important component of the wildland fire problem in the United States is the growing number of people living in high fire hazard areas. How people in these areas contribute to fire risk-or potentially decrease it-will be shaped by their attitudes and beliefs toward different fuel treatment approaches. Understanding the issues and concerns that influence public acceptance of different fuels management methods, whether on public or private land, is crucial information for any fire and fuels management effort.

Online Link(s):
McCaffrey, Sarah. 2009. Crucial factors influencing public acceptance of fuels treatments. Fire Management Today 69(1):9-12.