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    Author(s): Carol Rice
    Date: 1995
    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. 147-148
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Dr. Biswell's approach to fire management balanced fire prevention, suppression, and fuel management. Dr. Biswell maintained that with increased support for fire prevention and fuel management, several profound changes would be anticipated, including a decrease in the number of wildfires, as well as a decrease in requirements for suppression. Interested persons can help shift the current emphasis in fire management to increased support for fuel management (and particularly prescribed burning) by repeatedly informing the public of the benefits of prescribed burning in terms the lay public understands and demonstrating the advantages with successful local projects.

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    Rice, Carol. 1995. A balanced approach: Dr. Biswell''s solution to fire issues in urban interface and wildland ecosystems. 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. 147-148

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