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    Author(s): Carol RaishArmando Gonzalez-Caban; Carol J. Condie
    Date: 2005
    Source: Environmental hazards. 6(2): 115-122
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Indigenous and traditional peoples worldwide have used fire to manipulate their environment for thousands of years. These longstanding practices still continue and have considerable relevance for today’s land managers. This discussion explores the value of documenting and understanding historic and contemporary fire use attitudes and practices of the varied cultural/ethnic groups that interact with land managers concerning fire and fuels management in the American Southwest. Current research with historic records and present-day communities is reviewed.

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    Raish, Carol; Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Condie, Carol J. 2005. The importance of traditional fire use and management practices for contemporary land managers in the American Southwest. Environmental hazards. 6(2): 115-122

    Keywords

    indigenous/traditional fire-use practices, indigenous/traditional attitudes toward fire, traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), contingent valuation method (CVM)

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