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Introduction [Chapter 1]Author(s): Sharon M. Hood; Donald Long; Melanie Miller; Kevin C. Ryan
Source: In: Hood, Sharon M.; Miller, Melanie, editors. Fire ecology and management of the major ecosystems of southern Utah. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-202. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-5
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionMany areas throughout the United States are facing the triple threat of increasing fire severity, residential growth in areas prone to wildland fire, and suppression costs and losses. In addition, substantial changes are occurring in the way we plan and implement management on federal lands relative to use of wildland fire, prescribed fire, and mechanical fuel management. Past emphasis in fire management has been on wildfire suppression and prescribed fire in support of other resources such as hazard reduction and site preparation in harvested areas and wildlife habitat improvement. Federal financial support has only recently supported the large-scale use of prescribed burning and mechanical fuels treatments to reduce unnatural fuel accumulations in non-wilderness areas.
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CitationHood, Sharon M.; Long, Donald; Miller, Melanie; Ryan, Kevin C. 2007. Introduction [Chapter 1]. In: Hood, Sharon M.; Miller, Melanie, editors. Fire ecology and management of the major ecosystems of southern Utah. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-202. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-5
Keywordsfire regime condition class, disturbance, fire ecology, fuel treatment
- Wilderness fire management in a changing world
- Barriers to wildland fire use: A preliminary problem analysis
- Wildland fire use: the dilemma of managing and restoring natural fire and fuels in United States wilderness
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