The Experience of Community Residents in a Fire-Prone Ecosystem

The Experience of Community Residents in a Fire-Prone Ecosystem : A Case Study on the San Bernardino National Forest

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This report presents results from a study of San Bernardino National Forest community residents' experiences with and perceptions of fire, fire management, and the Forest Service. Using self-administered surveys and focus group discussions, we found that participants had personal experiences with fire, were concerned about fire, and felt knowledgeable about effective fire management. Consideration of future consequences, a measure of time orientation, was not found to be related to beliefs about and reactions to wildfire. Trust in the Forest Service was related to a number of fire-associated attitudes. Findings help shed light on the experiences of residents living in fire-prone communities and highlight the importance of trust in understanding public perceptions about fire management.
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 3mm | 141g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508514259
  • 9781508514251