Policy issues facing prescribed burning today [abstract]
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): F. T. Cole
Editor(s): W. K. Moser; C. F. Moser
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • aesthetics
  • burning permits
  • education
  • fire management
  • land use
  • landscape ecology
  • natural resource legislation
  • public information
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37630
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12130
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Tall Timbers shelf
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Today's prescribed fire program manager is confronted with an increasingly complex dilemma. On the one hand, the science, knowledge, and commitment of managers regarding the role of prescribed fire across the landscape have grown appreciatively, only to be tempered by societal and political constraints in the form of policy, regulations, and rule making. These changes affect all prescribed fire practitioners regardless of organizational affiliation. This dilemma may be characterized as the conflict between the 'ecological imperative' to burn versus the juggernaut of public and political influences against burning. This presentation will summarize the changing world of prescribed fire and offer perspective for successful engagement actions for the future. © 2000, Tall Timbers Research, Inc. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Cole, F. T. 2000. Policy issues facing prescribed burning today [abstract], in Moser, W. K. and Moser, C. F., Proceedings 21st Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference. Fire and forest ecology: innovative silviculture & vegetation management. Tallahassee, FL. Tall Timbers Research, Inc.,Tallahassee, FL. p. 169,