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Type: Other
Author(s): Diane M. Smith
Publication Date: 2017

On June 1, 2015, the Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Branch of Research. Established in 1915 to centralize and elevate the pursuit of research throughout the agency, the Branch of Research focused on everything from silvicultural investigations conducted by the experiment stations to industrial studies and wood product improvement at the Madison, WI, Forest Products Laboratory. From its beginning, the branch oversaw ongoing research designed to develop insights, methods, and technologies to help foresters and land managers better understand, prevent, and suppress wildland fire.

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Citation: Smith, Diane M. 2017. Sustainability and wildland fire: the origins of Forest Service Wildland Fire Research. FS-1085. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service. 120 p.

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  • control
  • detection
  • fire control
  • fire damage
  • fire danger rating
  • fire detection
  • fire laboratory
  • US Forest Service
  • wildland fire research
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