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Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010
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Burn Ban and Prescribed Burns - Farm Bureau Update Jan. 18, 2010

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Preliminary report to Texas Farm Bureau on the initial results of the Attitudes and Perceptions on Fire Policy and Burn Bans in Texas

Preliminary report to Texas Farm Bureau on the initial results of the Attitudes and Perceptions on Fire Policy and Burn Bans in Texas

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  • 1. Attitudes and Perceptions on Fire Policy and Burn Bans in Texas Preliminary Report: Jan. 13, 2009 Texas Farm Bureau Survey commissioned by Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) Survey administered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service – Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
  • 2. Goals Provide snapshot look at how LOCAL officials understand and perceive issues Identify if disparity exists between counties and within counties on attitudes, implementation, perceptions Focus areas for improvement – Policy – Education – Outreach
  • 3. Areas of Effort • Burn Bans and their implementation – How they are initiated and removed – Levels of comfort in role – Decision factors and process • Government Code – Level of guidance – Level of knowledge (self perception) • Prescribe Fire and its use • Willingness and desire for outreach, education, and tools
  • 4. Areas for Analysis • Differentiate responses by role/position in the county • Differentiate responses regionally (spatial and geographical) • Interface between policy and ecology – Management based on policy – Management based on ecology • Qualitative measures – “how do you feel” – Levels versus absolutes – No right or wrong answers
  • 5. Survey Design • Attempt to limit bias in wording • Some questions asked multiple times, but asked in differing ways • Attempt to eliminate questions where respondents are “lead” to the answers
  • 6. Survey Returns 81 (22%) 218 (59%) 12 (3%) 33 (9%) 12 (3%) 18 (5%) Responses total: 369 Counties: 127
  • 7. What resources do local officials use in their decision process?
  • 8. Keetch-Bryam Drought Index Local Prescribed Burn Specialist 1= least important County Officials County Attorney Local Fire Officials State/Federal Officials 5= most important
  • 9. Ecology and Policy Interface
  • 10. What do Burn Bans Protect? Human Life 329 (90%) County Infrastructure 247 (90%) Homes and Buildings 354 (97%) Vegetation 238 (90%) Watershed integrity 176 (48%) Business, Urban structures 223 (61%) Agriculture commodities 314 (86%)
  • 11. Burn Ban vs. Prescribed Fire Similar question to what is protected/benefits from a burn ban. Except this time, the area of emphasis is prescribed fire
  • 12. Prescribe Fire Benefits 299 (84%) 234 (66%) 201 (56%) 263 (74%) 122 (34%) 213 (60%)
  • 13. Burn Ban vs. Prescribed Fire Similar question to what is protected/benefits from a burn ban. Except this time, the area of emphasis is prescribed fire
  • 14. If Prescribe Fire is “Good”, when is it “Not Good”?
  • 15. When the “Good” goes “Bad” 28 (8%) 224 (63%) 110 (31%) 76 (22%) 365 d he re? If 5 h appene and only 22 ht what vey, mi g H mmm, he sur n what else ok t pe ople to his questio ed t answer cate? di that in
  • 16. Survey Impacts
  • 17. How Can We Help • Designed to help multiple partners in determining how their client programs fit into the survey results • Designed to be a broad look at common topics in order to begin asking more detailed questions • Designed to invoke action programs (more geared toward outreach)
  • 18. Example: County Official Tenure • Survey results – County commissioners avg. years of service = 7 – County judge avg. years of service = 7 • Agency outcome (hypothetically) – AgriLife -Establish curriculum that can be administered over a 3 year period at V.G. Young Institute – TDA – Offer CEU/Certification credits to Commissioner Courts for attending Burn Ban and Prescribed Fire management techniques – FB???? Field day visits on property managed by prescribe fire? Policy development on encouraging “certification” for county officials?
  • 19. Spatial Analysis Suppressing potential fire is costly at the local level (Q7a)
  • 20. Guidance to Agencies/Organizations What additional resources would be helpful in your decision process for IMPOSING a burn ban? Improved fire behavior models Guidance from agencies (TFS, NRCS, TDA, TPWD,TCEQ) Hands on workshops and classes Online workshops and classes
  • 21. Next Steps • Analyze results Feb. 2010 • Publications with GLCI Conferences: • March 20th – Brief to GLCI board • April 9 – Presentation at Trans Pecos Fire Symposium • April 26 – 29 2nd Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

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