Public relations and prescribed fire
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): B. Mashofsky
Publication Year: 1985

Cataloging Information

  • burning permits
  • conservation easements
  • education
  • fire suppression
  • land management
  • logging
  • public information
  • reforestation
  • smoke management
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39133
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13766
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text:'It*s imperative you have the right messages to explain and justify "prescribed burning.” The messages must be tailored to the audiences you need to reach and be adapted to the delivery system you use to send the messages. All three elements are important — the messages, the audiences, and the delivery system. But, before you develop the messages, identify audiences and consider delivery systems, you need to determine what you want to accomplish — what*s your goal or objective? Is it to prevent local officials from blocking burning? Is it to prevent state or federal officials from unreasonably blocking burning? Is it legislative or regulatory? Is it to cope with possible court action?

Mashofsky, B. 1985. Public relations and prescribed fire. Annual Meetings Proceedings-Northwest Forest Fire Council, p. 49-54.