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    Author(s): Matthew P. ThompsonCrystal S. StonesiferRobert C. Seli; Marlena Hovorka
    Date: 2013
    Source: Fire Management Today. 73(1): 18-24.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Federal wildland fire policy requires that publicly owned lands with burnable vegetation have a fire management plan (FMP); this applies to the five primary Federal fire agencies (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service). FMPs are based on land and resource management plans and are intended to provide guidance for managers responding to wildland fire incidents. FMPs summarize information on the basis of fire management units (FMUs), which divide landscapes into smaller geographic areas according to biophysical and socioeconomic characteristics. FMU-level guidance for incident response is tailored according to these characteristics .

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    Citation

    Thompson, Matthew P.; Stonesifer, Crystal S.; Seli, Robert C.; Hovorka, Marlena. 2013. Developing standardized strategic response categories for fire management units. Fire Management Today. 73(1): 18-24.

    Keywords

    wildland fire, fire management units

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