Wildfire Research Team Engages the Community in Risk Assessment

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wildfire. Credit USGS

Economist, Dr. James Meldrum, was one of several presenters at the "Understanding SW Colorado Resident's Perceptions of their Wildfire Risk" presentation on November 15, 2016 in Durango, Colorado on behalf of WiRe. WiRe is an interdisciplinary wildfire research team from the U.S. Geological Survey, Rocky Mountain Research Station, the University of Colorado Institute of Behavioral Science, and practitioner groups, looking at community adaptedness to wildland fire. The presentation allowed SW Colorado residents the opportunity to learn about wildfire risk and and for researchers to better understand their perception of wildfire risk based on a survey sent to Colorado residents in three counties last year.

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