A National Fire Plan for future land health (including, Forest service principles for implementing the National Fire Plan)
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): M. Dombeck
Publication Year: 2001

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • catastrophic fires
  • community ecology
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • education
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel loading
  • hardwood forests
  • logging
  • National Fire Plan
  • national forests
  • natural resource legislation
  • old growth forests
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • private lands
  • public information
  • season of fire
  • thinning
  • US Forest Service
  • Washington
  • watershed management
  • wetlands
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 12654
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TTRS Call Number: A13.32:61/2
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From the text ... 'We can postpone the inevitible blazes, but-as the 2000 fire season showed-not indefinitely...' ... 'The relative severity of the 2000 fire season mobilized public opinion behind a large-scale program to reduce the fire hazard in our western forests. On September 8, 2000, the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior delivered a national plan to the President outlining steps we will take to better manage fire for the health of our communities and environment. Congress appropriated funds to support the plan, including $1.1 billion for the Forest Service in fiscal year 2001. Our National Fire Plan offers unprecedented opportunities for investing in the long-term health of the land. The growing consensus that we must restore our forests and protect our communities gives us the chance to build a constituency for active management based on ecologically conservative principals.'

Online Link(s):
Dombeck, M. 2001. A National Fire Plan for future land health (including, Forest service principles for implementing the National Fire Plan). Fire Management Today, v. 61, no. 2, p. 4-8.