Community Experiences with Wildfire: Actions, Effectiveness, Impacts, and Trends Working Paper uri icon



  • Wildfire has become a growing threat for communities across the American West and a complex concern for agencies tasked with community protection. This task has grown more difficult due to the increasing incidence of large fires and the continued expansion of the wildland-urban interface (WUI), the area where human habitations and wildland fuels abut or intermix. These trends have motivated both federal policies and community-level responses to protect communities, lives, and infrastructure.  This paper explores community experiences with and perceptions of local wildfire preparedness by summarizing results from two recent surveys.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015

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place of publication

  • Eugene