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Risk Salience , Public Pressure , and Agency Action : Wildfire and the Management of Public Lands ∗

@inproceedings{Wibbenmeyer2016RiskS,
  title={Risk Salience , Public Pressure , and Agency Action : Wildfire and the Management of Public Lands ∗},
  author={Matthew J Wibbenmeyer and S. Anderson and A. Plantinga},
  year={2016}
}
Agencies tasked with managing public resources must decide how to distribute those resources, drawing on their expertise while also weighing input from the public. This paper evaluates whether agencies respond to the salience of major events by mitigating risk closer in time and space to those events. We test for this manifestation of risk salience using the case of fuels management on public lands in the western U.S. We find that wildfire risk reduction projects are placed close to fires that… CONTINUE READING
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