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    Wilderness policies of the four agencies that manage wilderness in the United States recognize the importance of fire as a natural process and federal fire policy supports allowing lightning-caused fires to burn. However, a complex suite of challenges has limited the restoration and maintenance of natural fire regimes in wilderness (Parsons 2000). As a result, fire suppression has been the dominant fire management strategy in wilderness, despite running counter to management goals for lands that are to be "untrammeled by man" and "affected primarily by the forces of nature

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    Citation

    Miller, Carol. 2008. Changing research needs in wilderness fire. International Journal of Wilderness. 14(3): 21-22.

    Keywords

    research, wilderness fire, regimes, suppression

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