USDA Forest Service

North Central Research Station


North Central Research Station
1992 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

(651) 649-5000

United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Note: In October 2006, the North Central Research Station and the Northeastern Research Station joined to form the Northern Research Station. New publications are being added to the Northern Research Station Publications & Data site.

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Title: Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on collaboration.

Author: Sturtevant, Victoria; Moote, Margaret Ann; Jakes, Pamela; Cheng, Anthony S.

Year: 2005

Publication: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-257. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 84 p.

Abstract: A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on collaboration research, and offers knowledge and tools to improve collaboration in the planning and implementation of wildland fire and fuels management projects. It covers a variety of topics including benefits of collaboration, stages of collaboration, challenges to collaboration, and keys to successful collaboration.

Key Words: Cooperation, wildfire, wildland fire, fuels reduction, wildfire management.

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