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Fighting Wildfire with Fire -- Identifying and Overcoming Social Barriers

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Date May 06, 2021
Location Virtual, Noon CST
Registration Required Yes


Fighting Wildfire with Fire -- Identifying and Overcoming Social Barriers

Urs P. Kreuter, Joan Negely Kelleher Professor, Ecology & Conservation Biology, Texas A&M University

May 6 Noon CST for the RWFM Stewardship Webinar Series, “Fighting Wildfire with Fire -- Identifying and Overcoming Social Barriers”  

Register at: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/productListingDetails/3344!

 

  • Increasing wildfire risks have led to calls for widespread use of Rx to reduce fuel loads.

  • Prescribed fire is economically more efficient than other forms of woody plant removal.

  • The use of Rx by landowners is subject to social norms.

  • Liability standards for escaped fire affect the incidence of Rx.

  • County Commissioners and District Court Judges attitudes about Rx can affect its use at times when it most effective for reducing fuel loads.

  • Prescribed burning associations play a critical role in affecting social norms as well as landowners' and county officials’ perspectives about Rx.

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