Category: Sociopolitical Research
Title: Social Science to Improve Fuels Management: A Synthesis of Research on Collaboration
Author: Sturtevant, V. , * Moote, M.A. , Jakes, P. , Cheng, A.S.
Subject: Collaboration, Fuels, Fuel reduction
Abstract: This document is part of the Fuels Planning: Science Synthesis and Integration Project, a pilot project initiated by the USDA Forest Service to respond to the need for tools and information useful for planning site-specific fuel (vegetation) treatment projects. The information addresses fuel and forest conditions of the dry inland forests of the Western United States: those dominated by ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, dry grand fir/white fir, and dry lodgepole pine potential vegetation types. Information was developed primarily for application at the stand level and is intended to be useful within this forest type regardless of ownership. Portions of the information also will be directly applicable to the pinyon pine/juniper potential vegetation types. Many of the concepts and tools developed by the project may be useful for planning fuel projects in other forest types. In particular, many of the social science findings would have direct applicability to fuel planning activities for forests throughout the United States.
Source: General Technical Report
Publisher: USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, http://www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/