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Wildfire Policy Challenge in the United States: Implications for Wildfire Risk Reduction in Missouri

Authors: Omolola Akinola*, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Jimmy Adegoke, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Topics: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Climatology and Meteorology, Land Use and Land Cover Change
Keywords: Wildfire, Policy, United States, Forest land owners, land use change, Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), Climate change, wildfire risk reduction
Session Type: Paper
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The study examines the crisis of wildfire destruction in the United States and the various wildfire policy in place to mitigate the risk of wildfire. It also considers the factors affecting the incidence of wildfire in Missouri and finally it analyses the reasons for wildfire policy failure in the United States and suggestion on how to approach the challenge. The study concludes by examining the implication of social and demographic characteristics of Forest land owners, land use change, Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and climate change on wildfire risk reduction in Missouri.

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