Trust: A planning guide for wildfire agencies & practitioners

TitleTrust: A planning guide for wildfire agencies & practitioners
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsShindler, B, Olsen, C, McCaffrey, S, McFarlane, B, Christianson, A, McGee, T, Curtis, A, Sharp, E
Date Published01/2014
InstitutionJoint Fire Science Program
Keywordscommunicating about fire, jfsp fire science briefs and digests, social and community impacts of fire

This planning guide is the outcome of an international collaboration of researchers and practitioners/field managers working in communities at risk of wildfire in three countries.  Initially, the team of social scientists from Australia, Canada, and the United States utilized the collective research literature to examine factors that influence stakeholder trust.  A working draft of this document was shared with experienced agency personnel and community leaders previous to interactive workshops and field visits in each country.  This allowed for deliberations of the essential features of building trust among parties.  The discussions and contributions, as well as subsequent review, by workshop participants shaped this final document.