Solving the growing predicament in managing wildland fires
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): J. K. Brown; S. F. Arno
Publication Year: 1991

Cataloging Information

  • natural areas management
  • public information
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 5, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35621
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9933
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-S
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Protection of resources from fire has increased the risk of severe fires and reduced resource values in some ecosystems. Constraints on use of prescribed fire have limited its effectiveness in meeting resource goals. This predicament is discussed by describing the ecological problems created by preventing fire on the landscape and the difficulties encountered in attempting to avert the ecological problems by using prescribed fire to manage vegetation. Solutions to the predicemant are suggested. © Society of American Foresters. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Brown, J. K., and S. F. Arno. 1991. Solving the growing predicament in managing wildland fires, Proceedings of the 1991 Society of American Foresters Annual Convention, 4-7 August 1991, San Francisco, CA. Society of American Foresters,Bethesda, MD. p. 112-118,