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Barriers and enablers for prescribed burns for wildfire management in California

Nature.com
 2020-01-20

Cover picture for the articlePrescribed burns to reduce fuel can mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfires. However, multiple barriers limit their deployment, resulting in their underutilization, particularly in forests. We evaluate sociopolitical barriers and opportunities for greater deployment in California, an area recurrently affected by catastrophic fires. We use a mixed-methods approach combining expert interviews,...

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