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Communicating about Fire

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Solastalgia to Soliphilia: Cultural Fire, Climate Change, and Indigenous Healing

Year of Publication
2023
Publication Type

Wildly destructive fires, wind driven through unmanaged and untended lands, take lives and homes and the solace of familiar places. Ash blankets the remains, trauma takes hold, but even when the smoke clears and communities begin to heal, there is a loss beyond words. These wildfires reveal the ways many are lacking relationships with the land.

The Marshall Fire: Scientific and policy needs for water system disaster response

Year of Publication
2023
Publication Type

The 2021 Marshall Fire was the costliest fire in Colorado's history and destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses. The disaster displaced over 40,000 people and damaged six public drinking water systems. A case study was developed to better understand decisions, resources, expertise, and response limitations during and after the wildfire. The fire caused all water systems to lose power.

Governing wildfires: toward a systematic analytical framework

Year of Publication
2022
Publication Type

Despite recent research, a systematic approach to understanding wildfire governance is lacking. This article addresses this deficit by systematically reviewing governance theories and concepts applied so far in the academic literature on wildfires as a step toward achieving their more effective and holistic management.