Skip to Main Content
Mulch flammabilityAuthor(s): Wayne Zipperer; Alan Long; Brian Hnton; Alexander Maranghides; William Mell
Source: In: Proceedings of Emerging Issues Along Urban-Rural Interfaces II: Linking Land-Use Science and Society: 192-195
Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
Station: Southern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (568 KB)
DescriptionRegardless of how horrible and devastating wildland fires are portrayed by the media, they are a natural disturbance that many native ecosystems depend on for regeneration. As the population of the United States increases, more individuals are building their homes in wildlands rather than urban landscapes. Homes built in undeveloped wildland vegetation create areas often referred to as the wildland-urban interface (Bradley 1984, Macie and Hermansen 2002). Approximately 44.8 million housing units (38.5% of all houses) are located in the interface (Radeloof et al. 2005). A high proportion of these homes occur in fire-dependent ecosystems.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationZipperer, Wayne; Long, Alan; Hnton, Brian; Maranghides, Alexander; Mell, William 2007. Mulch flammability. In: Proceedings of Emerging Issues Along Urban-Rural Interfaces II: Linking Land-Use Science and Society: 192-195
- Wildland-urban interface housing growth during the 1990s in California, Oregon, and Washington.
- What parts of a house and yard landscape are homeowners maintaining for wildfire safety?
- Wildfire risk and housing prices: a case study from colorado springs
XML: View XML