In increasing numbers, agency personnel, interest groups, and residents of at-risk communities are coming together to consider wildfire problems and taking steps to solve them. Particularly with regard to fire management, trust among parties is an essential element to successful local programs. Despite a growing body of research literature on this topic, there are few practical guides for fire managers and practitioners about how to build and evaluate trust amongst stakeholders. This guides aims to bring clarity to the trust concept and focus it specifically for use in fire management settings.
Bruce Shindler and Christine Olsen, College of Forestry Oregon State University Oregon, USA
Sarah McCaffrey, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station USA
Bonita McFarlane and Amy Christianson, Natural Resources Canada Canadian Forest Service Alberta, Canada
Tara McGee, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences University of Alberta Alberta, Canada
Allan Curtis and Emily Sharp, Charles Sturt University New South Wales, Australia