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    Author(s): Klaus W. H. Radtke
    Date: 1983
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-067. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station; 51 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Urban encroachment into chaparral areas has accelerated the fire-flood-erosion cycle. Preventative maintenance measures can help reduce the damage from fire and flood. This report describes the chaparral environment; how to cope with problems in watershed management, how to landscape for fire and soil erosion control, how to plan for home safety from fire, how to treat newly burned chaparral slopes, how to clear brush around homes; and what to do when caught in a wildfire. The information reported is addressed to homeowners, buyers, and developers; and architects, planners, and other officials in municiplaities and agencies.

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    Radtke, Klaus W. H. 1983. Living more safely in the chaparral-urban interface. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-67. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 51 p.

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    brush clearance, fire control, fire safety, landscaping, erosion, watershed management, wildfire, California

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