We reviewed, annotated, and organized recent social science research and developed a framework for addressing the wildland fire social problem. We annotated articles related to three topic areas or factors, which are critical for understanding collective action, particularly in the wildland-urban interface. These factors are collaborative capacity, problem framing, and mutual trust. The integration of these is a prerequisite of collective action to develop Community Wildfire Protection Plans, reduce vegitative fuels, enhance public safety and preparedness, and / or create defensible space. Collective action requires partnerships, common goals, and a common language. Understanding the inter-relationships between the factors that enable collective action is important to collaborative partnerships, forest mangers, and social science researchers as they work together to address the wildland fire social problem.
Brooks, J., Bujak, A., Champ, J. and Williams, D. (2006). Collaborative capacity, problem framing, and mutual trust in addressing the wildland fire social problem : an annotated reading list. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-182, 22 pp.