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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Lauren Remenick
Publication Date: 2018

Fire regimes are needed for healthy forest ecosystems, but citizens who live parallel to public forests do not always understand or favour the mechanisms land managers use for fire prevention and preparation. One way that land managers and citizens may share concerns and overcome barriers is through effective communication, allowing both parties to adequately prepare for a wildfire event. While collaboration between land managers and citizens has been well studied, the research on communication between citizens and among land managers is less prevalent yet equally important. The lack of research on communication between these parties creates an incomplete picture of the spectrum of communication that takes place in preparation for a wildland fire event. This paper reviews the current literature on communication between and among citizens and land managers before a wildfire event.

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Citation: Remenick, Lauren. 2018. The role of communication in preparation for wildland fire: a literature review. Environmental Communication 12(2):164-176.

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  • collaboration
  • fire regimes
  • forest ecosystems
  • land management
  • literature review
  • significant fire event
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FRAMES Record Number: 25617