The federal wildland policy: opportunities for wilderness fire management
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): G. Thomas Zimmerman; David L. Bunnell
Editor(s): David N. Cole; Stephen F. McCool; William T. Borrie; Jennifer O'Loughlin
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • Federal Wildland Fire Policy
  • fire
  • management
  • policy
  • wilderness
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 13694


The Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy and Program Review represents the latest stage in the evolution of wildland fire management. This policy directs changes that consolidate past fire management practices into a single direction to achieve multidimensional objectives and creates increased opportunities for wilderness fire management. Objectives previously accomplished through prescribed natural fire are now achieved through application of an appropriate management response to wildland fires. The 1998 fire season provided both a test of the policy and a clear indication of future wildland fire management and benefits to wilderness management.

Online Link(s):
Zimmerman, G. Thomas; Bunnell, David L. 2000. The federal wildland policy: opportunities for wilderness fire management. Pages 288-297 in: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer (compilers). Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; May 23-27, 1999; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.