As Hawaiʻi land managers know all too well, natural and cultural resource stewardship can be a daunting undertaking involving many stakeholders from different backgrounds taking into account complex social, cultural, and ecological considerations. The Pacific Fire Exchange program will host a 1.0-hour webinar where University of Hawaiʻi Master’s student Rachael Cleveland will demonstrate the utility of a decision support tool called Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM) which enables all stakeholders to create a "mental map." This tool can capture and compute the impacts of various decision-making scenarios on important resources. Land managers will learn how the FCM software works and its application to a wildfire group in Wai`anae, Hawai`i whom she interviewed as part of her research.
Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization is hosting this learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as part of the Pacific Fire Exchange program