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Panel discussion: prescribed burning in the 21st centuryAuthor(s): Jerry Hurley; Ishmael Messer; Stephen J. Botti; Jay Perkins; L. Dean Clark
Source: In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 67-78
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionEven though many legal, social, and organizational constraints affect prescribed fire programs, the ecological and social benefits of such programs encourage their continued existence (with or without modification). The form of these programs in the next 10 to 50 years is pure speculation; but we must speculate and project the programs, as well as associated benefits and costs, since the ecosystems we manage respond to fire on several time scales. A panel chaired by Dr. Ron Wakimoto of the University of Montana was convened to discuss projections about the role and form of prescribed burning in the next century. The five panelists were Mr. Jerry Hurley, Plumas National Forest, Mr. Ishmael Messer, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Mr. Stephen Botti, National Interagency Fire Center, Mr. Jay Perkins, Klamath National Forest, and Mr. L. Dean Clark, Chiricahua National Monument. Several current problems associated with prescribed fire as well as future opportunities were presented, such as prescribed fire as a landscape phenomenon involving multiple jurisdictions. The following five papers present a summary of this panel discussion.
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CitationHurley, Jerry ; Messer, Ishmael ; Botti, Stephen J.; Perkins, Jay ; Clark, L. Dean. 1995. Panel discussion: prescribed burning in the 21st century. In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 67-78
- Organizational barriers
- Local, state, and national perspectives
- An uneven-aged management strategy: lessons learned
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