A North American perspective to fire management
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. L. Barkow
Publication Year: 1990

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • climate change
  • education
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • land management
  • Mexico
  • season of fire
  • smoke management
  • Washington
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 26, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 33128
Tall Timbers Record Number: 7263
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TTRS Call Number: Journals-S
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Fire is becoming recognized as a major issue throughout the North American continent. The last several years have seen major fire seasons in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There are five areas where an international approach to fire management will be useful. Technology development provides an opportunity to combine efforts of several nations. Training is another area where there there are numerous opportunities for international cooperation. There will also be an increased opportunity to share resources throughout North America. Fire research is recognized as necessary and provides the fourth area of opportunity. Finally, it will continue to be important that information is shared as the science of fire management takes on a North American perspecitve. [Paper presented as part of Working Group Technical Sessions B1-Fire, Fire Is Part of the Answer.] © Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Barkow, R. L. 1990. A North American perspective to fire management, Proceedings of the 1990 Society of American Foresters Annual Convention, 29 July-1 August 1990, Washington, D.C. Society of American Foresters,Bethesda, Maryland. p. 127-133,