Spatial Differentiation of Wildfire Risk in the United States from Systematic Operational Risk Assessments – How Risk is Perceived by Land Managers
Media Type: Presentation
  • US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, Missoula Fire Lab Seminars
Date: October 25, 2018

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  • differentiation
  • fire management
  • land management
  • risk assessment
  • risk perception
  • risk preferences
  • WFDSS - Wildland Fire Decision Support System
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Record Last Modified: December 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 56995


This research examines perceptions of risk by decision-makers during wildland fires using newly available data from the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), with an eye toward better understanding how fire managers are considering risk on the fires they manage. It explores preference for and aversion to high, moderate, and low ratings for the risk elements of value, hazard and probability that collectively constitute a measure of relative risk.

Recording Length: 1:03:05
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