While peer-reviewed research provide powerful insights into how systems work in general, land managers and stakeholders face the question: “What changes, if any, are needed in this particular place?”
Developing Locally-Relevant Knowledge
No one entity holds all of the knowledge and information about the social and ecological dynamics associated with forested landscapes at risk of unwanted wildfires. CFRI communicates, coordinates with, and builds bridges among a wide variety of knowledge creators and users. The idea is for individuals and organizations to co-create and -apply knowledge concerning specific forest restoration and wildfire hazard reduction contexts, rather than rely on general principles or one-size-fits-all prescriptions.Promoting Knowledge Partnerships
CFRI helps catalyze and actively participates in opportunities where a broad range of interests and organizations interact, share information, and collectively learn about the ecological, economic, and social facets of restoration and/or forest wildfire hazard reduction for particular landscapes. In doing so, managers, stakeholders, and communities can design, apply, and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments to the local context, rather than apply broad-brush prescriptions across the landscape.
Fostering Collaborative Learning and Action
- OUR CORE MISSION is to serve as a responsive, reliable bridging organization among researchers, land managers, and communities dedicated to advancing knowledge and practice of forest restoration and wildfire hazard reduction in the central Rocky Mountain region.
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