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Author Brankert-Smith, Hannah, author.

Title Understanding change : wildfire in Boulder County, Colorado / Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Patricia A. Champ, and Amy L. Telligman.

Publication Info. Fort Collins, CO : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, October 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.79:RMRS-RN-57    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (46 pages) : illustration.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Research note RMRS ; RN-57
Research note RMRS ; RN-57.
Note Title from caption (viewed on April 7, 2017).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 21).
Summary "This data set provides the unique ability to examine changes in attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors over time by presenting a paired household data set from surveys conducted in 2007 and 2010. Overall, we see significant increases in overall concern about wildfire risk and changes in perceptions of likely outcomes associated with wildfire events. What is particularly unique for this data set is that the surveys were conducted before and after a major wildfire event in Boulder County. While we are unable to determine the extent to which the events of the Fourmile Canyon Fire specifically had on attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among study respondents, it is apparent that the Boulder County respondents demonstrated change over time in different ways than the respondents in the adjacent Larimer County (See RN 58 TBA). The data from this survey, along with the companion data from Larimer County (See RN 58 TBA) demonstrate the value of collecting data beyond the community case-study scale. While we see some consistency across the two counties over the two survey periods, we also see some differences in trajectory in the responses from the two counties; the extent to which the differences are related to policy-level differences between the counties, the unfolding of major wildfire events in one county and not the other, or a combination of these and other factors remains to be seen but provides interesting avenues for future inquiry. Most notable, perhaps, is that we see that survey respondents are aware of wildfire risk and are continuing to take action to reduce risk and are not simply passive in the face of escalating risk."--Page 20-21.
Subject Fire ecology -- Colorado -- Boulder County.
Wildland-urban interface -- Colorado -- Boulder County.
Wildfire risk -- Colorado -- Boulder County -- Public opinion.
Wildfires -- Colorado -- Boulder County -- Prevention and control -- Public opinion.
Added Author Champ, Patricia A., author.
Telligman, Amy L., 1973- author.
Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.), issuing body.
Added Title Wildfire in Boulder County, Colorado
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-46 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.79:RMRS-RN-57

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