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Wildland fire research: Future Search conference notesAuthor(s): Jim Saveland; Dave Thomas
Source: Proceedings RMRS-P-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 48 p.
Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThis conference provided an arena for identifying common key issues that are shaping wildland fire research. Commonly identified desired outcomes include: research, integrated across disciplines, and management form partnerships; communication between management and research is effective and continuous; responsive and proactive research balances long-term scientific goals with rapidly changing management issues; the success of research and development is measured by on-the-ground implementation; and fire research is responsive to national goals and receives long-term, stable political support. Action plans were developed around the following five key themes: create an interdepartmental competitive grant program; create a coordinated response to managing fire regimes for ecosystem health; create an environment for management and research collaboration; integrate social science expertise; and assess ecological risk.
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CitationSaveland, Jim; Thomas, Dave. 1998. Wildland fire research: Future Search conference notes. Proceedings RMRS-P-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 48 p.
KeywordsFuture Search, wildland fire research, fire research
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