Organizational barriers
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Kenneth S. Blonski
Editor(s): David R. Weise; Robert E. Martin
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • fire organization
  • fuels management
  • funding
  • staff organization
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 10889


One of the traditional roles that prescribed fire has played in the fire management arena is reduction of hazardous fuel buildups under controlled, well-defined environmental conditions. However, our ability to use this tool effectively is blocked by many barriers. The preceding panel discussion about the causes of limited success in implementing prescribed burning programs addressed some of the barriers encountered by various types of governmental agencies. Mr. Kenneth Blonski of the USDA Forest Service described organizational barriers to implementation. Although the specific examples are linked to the Forest Service, many of the same barriers exist in other organizations.

Online Link(s):
Blonski, Kenneth S. 1995. Organizational barriers. In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. p. 44.