How fire-related activities can be tailored to meet resource management objectives
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Clinton B. Phillips
Editor(s): Richard J. Barney
Publication Year: 1979

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • resource management
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 13909


Some of you may be like I am: a thick-skinned, hard-of-hearing traditionalist. For many years we fire fighters, fire managers, and resource managers have been bombarded, lambasted and harangued about the need to integrate fire and fire management into plans for managing wildland resources. The two previous speakers have again enunciated what we should be doing. Perhaps it is time we turned up our hearing aids and heeded the call for action. How do we go about tailoring systems of fire management to meet the objectives of resource management? The answer is simple: It's not easy! But difficult tasks have never deterred us foresters, so let us accept this present challenge. Before we can proceed to develop a plan of fire management for any given planning unit, we need to do at least four things:1. Establish objectives for managing the resources. 2. Determine the effects of fire and fire management on the resources and on the objectives for managing them.3. Determine the effects of various activities of resource management on different strategies of fire management.4. Develop a procedure for fully integrating a plan of fire management into a multi-functional Grand Plan of Resource Management.Let us take a broad view of each of these four tasks.

Online Link(s):
Phillips, Clinton B. 1979. How fire-related activities can be tailored to meet resource management objectives. Pages 6-11 in: Barney, Richard J. (compiler). Proceedings of Fire Working Group, Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 4, 1977. General Technical Report INT-GTR-49. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.