Improving wildfire preparedness: Lessons from communities across the U.S.

Pamela Jakes, Linda Kruger, Martha Monroe, Kristen Nelson, Victoria Sturtevant

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Communities across the U.S. have been taking action to adapt to the wildfire risk they face. In a series of case studies conducted in 15 communities, researchers identified and described four elements that form the foundation for community wildfire preparedness: landscape, government, citizens, and community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-197
Number of pages10
JournalHuman Ecology Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • Community preparedness
  • Fuels reduction
  • Mitigating risk
  • Rural communities
  • Wildfire risk


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