The smoke management imperative
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): C. C. Hardy; Sharon M. Hermann; J. E. Core
Editor(s): C. C. Hardy; R. D. Ottmar; J. L. Peterson; J. E. Core; P. A. Seamon
Publication Year: 2001

Cataloging Information

  • aesthetics
  • air quality
  • burning permits
  • education
  • fuel management
  • health factors
  • liability
  • national parks
  • natural resource legislation
  • public information
  • smoke management
  • wilderness areas
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 25, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39809
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14535
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.99/8:SM 7/2
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From the text...'Advanced smoke management programs evaluate individual and multiple burns; coordinate all prescribed fire activities in an area; consider cross-boundary (landscape) impacts; and weigh decisions about fires against possible health, visibility, and nuisance effects. With increasing use of fire for forest health and ecosystem management, interstate and interregional coordination of burning will be necessary to prevent episodes of poor air quality. Development of, and participation in, an effective smoke management program by state agents and land managers will go a long way towards building and maintaining public acceptance of prescribed burning.'

Online Link(s):
Hardy, C. C., S. M. Hermann, and J. E. Core. 2001. The smoke management imperative, in CC Hardy, RD Ottmar, JL Peterson, JE Core, and PA Seamon eds., Smoke management guide for prescribed and wildland fire. National Wildfire Coordination Group, p. 21-24.