Wildfire Prevention Survey

Wildfire in the wildland-urban interface is an increasing problem facing communities in British Columbia. The purpose of this survey is to better understand the views of municipalities, regional districts, First Nations communities and reserves regarding plans and actions toward wildfire prevention. We are interested in the perspectives of decision makers, planners or managers (e.g.,Chief Administrative Officers; public safety or emergency services coordinators, foresters, land managers etc.) working at the level of individual communities (e.g., within regional districts, one survey should be completed per community or for a representative community).

The survey is organized into 5 sections:
1. Community characteristics
2. Community issues and priorities
3. Wildfire risk and hazard
4. Wildfire prevention and fuels management
5. Planning and reducing wildfire risk

Completing this 25-question survey will take approximately 30 minutes. Your identity will be kept strictly confidential. We do not ask for your name. The survey uses IP addresses to keep one set of responses separate from another set. At no time will this information be included in the data or in any publication. Only anonymous, aggregate results will be analyzed. We use FluidSurveys which is licensed to the University of British Columbia and hosted in Canada. Data will be stored electronically in password-protected files. Potential benefits of participating in this survey include opportunities to reflect on the challenges of wildfire prevention and fuels management in your community and provide insights that may lead to improved community action to reduce fire risk.

Your participation is completely optional. By completing the questionnaire, you are consenting to participate in this research.

If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the UBC Office of Research Ethics at 604-822-8598 or if long distance e-mail RSIL@ors.ubc.ca or call toll free 1-877-822-8598.

For more information about this project please feel free to contact the principal investigators:
Dr. Lori D. Daniels                                                             Dr. Shannon M. Hagermann
Forest and Conservation Sciences                                 Forest Resources Management
Faculty of Forestry, UBC                                                   Faculty of Forestry, UBC
604-822-3442                                                                    604-827-2625
lori.daniels@ubc.ca                                                           shannon.hagerman@ubc.ca
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