Fire Lab Seminar Series - How an Evidence-based Approach to Community-focused Wildfire Education Programs Can Put People at the Center of Wildfire Solutions


This seminar is part of the 2022-2023 Missoula Fire Lab Seminar Series.

Presenters: Hannah Brenkert-Smith, University of Colorado at Boulder; and James Meldrum, USGS

This seminar builds of the March 9, 2023 “Community-focused programs, datasets, and planning resources for wildfire risk mitigation” seminar (presenters: Greg Dillon, Eva Karau, Kelly Pohl) by focusing on how to support creation of fire-resilient communities. In particular, the presentation will highlight how the paired parcel risk and social data approach developed by the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team supports action on private land parcels, across parcels within a community, and across boundaries to nearby public land. The WiRē Team is an established interagency research-practice team that provides wildfire mitigation and research expertise, data collection tools, and products for community wildfire education and mitigation programs.

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Mar 16, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm