Module 4: Communication and Collaboration


In Module 3 we discussed smoke management and BSMPs, including communication to share the airshed and work with the public. This module will build on these topics of communication and collaboration, in rule and policy making with air regulators, in sharing the airshed with other burners, and in working with the public. The first half of the module will highlight some collaboration theory, and review the latest science on the public perception of smoke. In the second half, specific details on communication with the public on prescribed and wildfire will be discussed.

Upon completing this Module you should be able to do the following:

  • List the reasons for, and stages of collaboration
  • Understand the process of communication
  • List opportunities to communicate in a public setting