WiRē: Uniting Research and Practice to Address “Last-Mile” Wildfire Problems
The work of wildfire practitioners is critical to the transformation of our nation’s relationship with wildland fire. This panel will share the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team’s approach to forging a new path to support this work. The team addresses the “last-mile problem” of making research useful so community-based programs elicit the desired response—in this case, getting homeowners to take action to mitigate wildfire risk. WiRē draws on an interdisciplinary researcher-practitioner collaboration approach that uses local data to develop and improve programs that allow residents to live with wildland fire.