Typically, wildfire risk reduction efforts must occur at a scale beyond that of individual parcels. This requires multiple landowners and managers within an area to coordinate and ensure their treatments are strategic. Learn how Lone Pine Rangeland Fire Protection Association (LPRFPA) partnered with state and federal agencies to create and implement a Fire Prevention & Management Plan. The plan provided a strategy for coordinating funding and treatments across federal, state, and private lands within a ~60,000-acre area to reduce wildfire risk and improve wildland fire response.
People working in natural resources or public policy often turn to science when making decisions. But what about social science? Here are seven simple tips for using the so-called "soft" sciences to help bolster your research and better understand the people part of the equation.