Document


Title

Prescribed fire management in Santa Barbara County
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. Zimmerman
Publication Year: 1999

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • age classes
  • air quality
  • burning permits
  • catastrophic fires
  • chaparral
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire suppression
  • fuel appraisal
  • fuel management
  • grasslands
  • liability
  • national forests
  • particulates
  • private lands
  • range management
  • trees
  • watershed management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37220
Tall Timbers Record Number: 11667
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-W
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text...'In addition to tremendous costs associated with suppression, wildfires have a dramatic impact on the health of our forests. California forests have become dangerous tinderboxes, filled with decaying, overstocked trees and chaparral. In its March 1996 statewide fire plan, the State Board of Forestry identified deteriorating forest health, increasing fuel loads and other factors as having led to more intense and destructive wildfires, increasingly putting life, property, natural resources and firefighters at risk...In an effort to reduce the fuels problem, Santa Barbara County fire officials have agreed to the use of prescribed fire management.'

Citation:
Zimmerman, J. 1999. Prescribed fire management in Santa Barbara County. Wildfire, v. 8, no. 3, p. 8-11.