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Abstracts for Oral Presentations and Posters Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting October 5–8, 2016 Portland, Oregon Oral Presentation Mark Adams, madams3@une.edu, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station; and Susan Charnley, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Mapping the Environmental Justice Implications of U.S. Forest Service Hazardous Fuel Reduction Activities. Hazardous fuel reduction (HFR) is a central part of the U.S. Forest Service’s efforts to mitigate the trend toward increasing size and intensity of wildfires in the western U.S., and it is an important tool for forest landscape restoration. HFR also has the potential to reduce the risk of losses from catastrophic wildfire in communities adjacent to national forests. Federal agencies have a mandate to analyze the potential environmental-justice consequences of their activities, yet the environmental justice implications of Forest Service programs and policies, including HFR, are poorly understood. To address this gap, we are using GIS to assess whether the benefits associated with HFR treatments on national forests are equitably distributed among nearby populations, particularly minority and low-income populations. This paper presents the approach we are using to integrate socioeconomic data from the U.S. Census with Forest Service HFR management-activity data, including methodological challenges and results of a pilot test http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

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Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting October 5–8, 2016 Portland, Oregon Oral Presentation Mark Adams, madams3@une.edu, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station; and Susan Charnley, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Mapping the Environmental Justice Implications of U.S. Forest Service Hazardous Fuel Reduction Activities. Hazardous fuel reduction (HFR) is a central part of the U.S. Forest Service’s efforts to mitigate the trend toward increasing size and intensity of wildfires in the western U.S., and it is an important tool for forest landscape restoration. HFR also has the potential to reduce the risk of losses from catastrophic wildfire in communities adjacent to national forests. Federal agencies have a mandate to analyze the potential environmental-justice consequences of their activities, yet the environmental justice implications of Forest Service programs and policies, including HFR, are poorly understood. To address this gap, we are using GIS to assess whether the benefits associated with HFR treatments on national forests are equitably distributed among nearby populations, particularly minority and low-income populations. This paper presents the approach we are using to integrate socioeconomic data from the U.S. Census with Forest Service HFR management-activity data, including methodological challenges and results of a pilot test

Journal

Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 9, 2017

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