From analysis paralysis to agency-community collaboration in fuels reduction for fire restoration: a success story
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Timothy L. Ingalsbee
Editor(s): Philip N. Omi; Linda A. Joyce
Publication Year: 2003

Cataloging Information

  • collaboration
  • conservation
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • education
  • environmental effects
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel breaks
  • fuelbreak
  • logging
  • national forests
  • NFP - National Fire Plan
  • Oregon
  • public information
  • public involvement
  • watersheds
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 13206
Tall Timbers Record Number: 16136
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.151/5:RMRS-P-29
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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In 1996, the Ashland Ranger District of the Rogue River National Forest proposed the HazRed Project to expand a shaded fuelbreak system within the Ashland municipal watershed. The original proposal sparked intense community opposition and was withdrawn following administrative appeals. The Forest then proposed the Ashland Watershed Protection Project and used collaborative methods to generate continuous substantive public input. When a final decision was issued in 2001, the Project had gained enthusiastic community endorsement with volunteers helping to implement it on-the-ground. This story offers useful lessons for successfully overcoming "analysis paralysis" in fuels reduction and forest restoration projects.

Online Link(s):
Ingalsbee, Timothy. 2003. From analysis paralysis to agency-community collaboration in fuels reduction for fire restoration: a success story. Pages 225-239. In: Omi, Philip N.; Joyce, Linda A. (technical editors). Fire, Fuel Treatments, and Ecological Restoration: Conference Proceedings: 16-18 April 2002: Fort Collins, Colorado. Proceedings RMRS-P-29. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.