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    Author(s): Terry Haines; Cheryl Renner; Margaret Reams; James Granskog
    Date: 2005
    Source: In: Proceedings of the 2004 Society of American Foresters National Convention: One Forest Under Two Flags. 31(4): 357.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The growth of residential communities within forested areas has increased the danger to life and property from uncontrolled wildfire. In response, states, counties and local governments in the United States have dramatically increased their wildfire mitigation efforts. Policymakers and fire officials are employing a wide range of regulatory and voluntary wildfire risk reduction programs. We researched wildfire hazard mitigation programs developed by state and local governments to establish the website, www.wildfireprograms.usda.gov. The website is a clearinghouse of information to assist wildfire protection officials, community leaders, and policy makers in the development of effective wildfire mitigation strategies. The website currently describes more than 190 programs in 3 1 states, and includes information about the purpose, features, and accomplishments of wildfire hazard mitigation efforts; as well as links to pertinent websites and program managers' contact information.

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    Citation

    Haines, Terry; Renner, Cheryl; Reams, Margaret; Granskog, James. 2005. The national database of wildfire mitigation programs: state, county and local efforts reduce wildfire risk. In: Proceedings of the 2004 Society of American Foresters National Convention: One Forest Under Two Flags. 31(4): 357.

    Keywords

    regulation, wildfire protection planning, defensible space

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