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    Author(s): Carol L. Rice
    Date: 1987
    Source: In: Davis, James B.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. 1987. Proceedings of the Symposium on Wildland Fire 2000, April 27-30, 1987, South Lake Tahoe, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-101. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 26-31
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Profound changes have taken place in the western wildlands during the 20th century that will have great impact on land management policy and operations. Wildlands are being developed. Reduction of fire has altered plant species relationships in terms of dominance and density. The number of ignitions will continue to increase. The trends unchanged will result in greater resource damages. Little can be done to stem the tide of encroachment into the wildlands and its attendant increase in human caused fires. Land managers can restore the balance of plant spcies [sic] as well as fuel accumulation only with sweeping management activites [sic]. Land managers will need to develop a wide power base among the public so the needed programs will be funded.

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    Rice, Carol L. 1987. What Will the Western Wildlands Be Like in the Year 2000...Future Perfect or Future Imperfect?. In: Davis, James B.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. 1987. Proceedings of the Symposium on Wildland Fire 2000, April 27-30, 1987, South Lake Tahoe, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-101. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 26-31

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