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All lands approaches to fire management in the Pacific West: a typologyAuthor(s): Susan Charnley; Erin C. Kelly; Kendra L. Wendel
Source: Journal of Forestry. 115(1): 16-25.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionSince 2009, the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service has promoted an “all lands approach” to forest restoration, particularly relevant in the context of managing wildfire. To characterize its implementation, we undertook an inventory of what we refer to as fire-focused all lands management (ALM) projects, defined as projects in which fuels reduction treatments are planned or implemented across more than one landownership to reduce wildfire risk or increase forest resilience to wildfire. We focused on regions of Washington, Oregon, and California dominated by dry, fire-prone forests and documented 41 projects. From this sample we developed a typology with five project categories. We found that ALM takes many forms and occurs in diverse contexts, federal lands and land managers are frequently involved in them, and all projects foster relationship and capacity building for future ALM. Our typology provides a framework for better understanding of all lands approaches and suggests areas for further investigation.
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CitationCharnley, Susan; Kelly, Erin C.; Wendel, Kendra L. 2017. All lands approaches to fire management in the Pacific West: a typology. Journal of Forestry. 115(1): 16-25.
Keywordsforest management, collaboration, USDA Forest Service, wildfire mitigation
- Fostering collective action to reduce wildfire risk across property boundaries in the American West
- Understanding forest ecology from the landscape to the project level
- A burning problem: social dynamics of disaster risk reduction through wildfire mitigation
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