Fire policy at the wildland-urban interface: a local responsibility
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Steve R. Plevel
Publication Year: 1997

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Wildland fires are destroying more homes and threatening more urban areas in the United States every year. Much of this destruction happens because more people are moving into the wildland-urban interface. A problem once thought unique to Southern California is now recognized as a problem wherever 'natural' vegetation is found next to the places people live and work. Only the frequency or extent of the problem varies with location; the problem exists throughout the country.

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Plevel, Steve R. 1997. Fire policy at the wildland-urban interface: a local responsibility. Journal of Forestry 95(10):12-17.