Western Rural Development Center Rural Connections
Utah State University Extension
There is a significant gap between the acceptability of management practices in theory and the confidence that citizens have in land managers' abilities to use those practices safely and effectively. But since most citizens are willing to accept the use of multiple practices on a small scale, opportunities exist for land managers to build citizens’ confidence in their activities while gradually reducing the risk of wildfire to the Great Basin’s most susceptible communities.
Brunson, M. 2008. Gauging the Acceptability of Fuels Management: A Matter of Trust. Western Rural Development Center Rural Connections. Spring 2008, Vol. 2 (3):2-4