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

  •  Omolola Akinola    
  •  Jimmy Adegoke    


The study examines the crisis of wildfire destruction in the United States and the various wildfire policies 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 landowners, land use change, wildland urban interface and climate change on wildfire risk reduction in Missouri.

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