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Defining fire and wilderness objectives: Applying limits of acceptable change

Author(s):

Year:

1995

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

In: Brown, J. K.; Mutch, R. W.; Spoon, C. W.; Wakimoto, R. H., tech. coords. Proceedings: Symposium on Fire in Wilderness and Park Management: Missoula, MT, March 30-April 1, 1993. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-320. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 42-47

Description

The Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) planning process was developed to help define objectives for recreation management in wilderness. This process can be applied to fire in wilderness if its conceptual foundation is broadened. LAC would lead decision makers to identify a compromise between the goal of allowing fire to play its natural role in wilderness and various constraints, such as threats to life and property. Fires would be allowed to burn as prescribed natural fires as long as preestablished criteria related to these constraints were not exceeded.

Citation

Cole, David N. 1995. Defining fire and wilderness objectives: Applying limits of acceptable change. In: Brown, J. K.; Mutch, R. W.; Spoon, C. W.; Wakimoto, R. H., tech. coords. Proceedings: Symposium on Fire in Wilderness and Park Management: Missoula, MT, March 30-April 1, 1993. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-320. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 42-47

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