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Title

After the fire: perceptions of land use planning to reduce wildfire risk in eight communities across the United States
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Miranda H. Mockrin; Hillary K. Fishler; Susan I. Stewart
Publication Year: 2020

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire policy
  • fire spread
  • fire-resilient landscape
  • land use
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Record Last Modified: January 21, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 60598

Description

Wildfires are increasingly common in the United States, the result of climate change, altered wildfire regimes, and expanding residential development in close proximity to wildland vegetation. Both suppression expenditures and damages are increasing as a result. Accelerating wildfire losses have been observed in other countries as well: Australia, Canada, Chile, Greece, and Portugal have all experienced record destruction due to wildfires in the past decade.

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Citation:
Mockrin, Miranda H.; Fishler, Hillary K.; Stewart, Susan I. 2020. After the fire: perceptions of land use planning to reduce wildfire risk in eight communities across the United States. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 45:101444.