The Social License Subcommittee is a substantive subcommittee.
Researches, identifies and addresses barriers in public perception toward active vegetation management, prescribed fire and private landowner forestry treatments.
The RMRI Social License Subcommittee is a substantive subcommittee that seeks to address crosscutting issues and remove barriers related to building social license to help priority landscapes achieve their goals. The roles and responsibilities of the Social License Subcommittee are to:
- Develop key messages to develop broad social approval for active vegetation management, prescribed fire, and private landowner forestry treatments (e.g., defensible space, home hardening, etc.).
- Research, identify, and address barriers in public perception towards active vegetation management, prescribed fire, and private landowner forestry treatments.
- Coordinate with the Communication Subcommittee to produce communication materials based on the key messages.
- Create a depository of communication materials for partners to access on a variety of topics (e.g., forest health, wildlife habitat, etc.).
- Identify and develop natural and social science outcomes related to building social license.
The RMRI Governance Charter was ratified June 2020 and is subject to annual review. The Charter outlines RMRI structure and governance.