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Fire-danger rating in the future.Author(s): James E. Hefner
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-051. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe forest resources of this country must be protected from wildfire. Protection does not eliminate fire but does reduce loss from fire. In recent years, more acres have been burned on the unprotected 3 percent of forest land than on the 97 percent under organized fire protection. Protection from fire has saved more than 100 million acres per year. This figure is based on an average burned-area rate of 10 percent for unprotected and 0.2 percent for protected lands.
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CitationHefner, James E. 1967. Fire-danger rating in the future. Res. Note PNW-RN-051. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 4 p
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