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Federal and State Influence on Community Responses to Wildfire Threats: Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

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Federal policy has placed a priority on community-based approaches to address the wildfire risks facing communities and the environment. Federal and state governments impact considerably the resources that are available to local communities. This research identifies how federal and state agencies influence community response. Federal agencies impact communities dominantly through policy direction and the provision of financial resources. State agencies impact communities through organizational arrangements, access to funding, and programmatic decisions.

Keywords: National Fire Plan; community assistance; community responses; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; state forestry; wildfire

Document Type: Regular Article

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor Department of Forestry North Carolina State University Campus Box 8008 Raleigh NC 27695-8008 toddi_, Email: steelman@ncsu.edu 2: Graduate Students Department of Forestry North Carolina State University Campus Box 8008 Raleigh NC 27695-8008

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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