Archeological considerations for park and wilderness fire management planning
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): B. A. Anderson
Editor(s): James E. Lotan; Bruce M. Kilgore; William C. Fischer; Robert W. Mutch
Publication Year: 1985

Cataloging Information

  • archaeological sites
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • wilderness fire management
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Record Last Modified: March 17, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 28841
Tall Timbers Record Number: 2725
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-182
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Land managers are becoming increasingly aware that cultural resources are a fragile and nonrenewable part of the environment that must be protected. Legislation has been enacted at the Federal and State levels to protect these resources. There is potential for conflicts between the goals of fire management programs and cultural preservation programs because fire may damage the resources and suppression may do even greater damage. Archeological surveys and collaboration between archeologists and the fire management team can mitigate this damage.

Online Link(s):
Anderson, B. A. 1985. Archeological considerations for park and wilderness fire management planning, in Lotan, J. E., Kilgore, B. M., Fischer, W. C., and Mutch, R. W., Proceedings--Symposium and Workshop on Wilderness Fire. Missoula, MT. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station,Ogden, UT. p. 145-148,General Technical Report INT-182.