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    Author(s): James B. Webb
    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. 82-84
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    The future of wildland fire management depends on the course chosen by fire managers today. Our responsiveness to issues will determine how much we influence where we go. Economics in concert with a better appreciation of fire's role in ecosystem dynamics will significantly alter fire management as we know it today. Public subsidies of homeowners who refuse to take prudent fire prevention actions will dwindle. Risk management will be clearly understood. We will no longer spend more then a property is worth to protect it. Our work force will change both internally and externally. There will be many opportunities for initiative, creativity, and ingenuity to blossom.

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    Webb, James B. 1987. The Great Basin: Wildland Fire Management in the Year 2000. 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. 82-84

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