Naturalist Nights | Public Response to Fire Management: Conventional Wisdom vs. Reality
Having an accurate understanding of social dynamics is critical to improving forest health and decreasing wildfire risk. However, many of the descriptions about the public's relationship with wildfire are based on conventional wisdoms that may or may not be accurate. This presentation will summarize findings from over 60 fire social science studies with particular emphasis on the accuracy of various accepted truths about the public and fire management. It will also discuss the variables that actually influence approval of different fire management practices and what has been learned about how to most effectively foster changes in behavior and social norms.
** Sarah will also be presenting on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30 at Carbondale's Third Street Center. **
Date: February 23, 2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: ACES at Hallam Lake | 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen, 81611 | 9709255756
Event website: aspennature.org