The Kathy and Steve Berman Western Forest and Fire Initiative (WFFI) is a socially engaged, problem-oriented research program focused on western forests, fires, and communities. Its goal is to improve society's ability to manage western forests to mitigate the risks of large wildfires, revitalize human communities, and adapt to climate change.
Unlike other programs that focus on wildfires as a forest management or fire management problem, the WFFI is unique because it approaches western forests and communities as a complex and changing social-ecological system that involves forests, fire, climate, and communities. Through collaboration with practitioners and other researchers, the WFFI will develop new ways of understanding and managing this social-ecological system.
For more information, contact Dr. Paige Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org.