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    Author(s): Dustin L. Doane; Jay O'Laughlin; Penelope Morgan; Carol Miller
    Date: 2006
    Source: International journal of wilderness. 12(1): 36-38
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    American society has a general cultural bias toward controlling nature (Glover 2000) and, in particular, a strong bias for suppressing wildfire, even in wilderness (Saveland et al. 1988). Nevertheless, the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy directs managers to "allow lightning-caused fires to play, as nearly as possible, their natural ecological role in wilderness" (FWFMP 2001). Each year, however, approximately 85% of natural fire ignitions in national forest wilderness areas are suppressed (Sexton 2004).

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    Citation

    Doane, Dustin L.; O'Laughlin, Jay; Morgan, Penelope; Miller, Carol. 2006. Barriers to wildland fire use: A preliminary problem analysis. International journal of wilderness. 12(1): 36-38

    Keywords

    wildland fires, fire suppression, fire management, wilderness, social values

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