Living with fire isn't so simple
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): D. Bosworth
Publication Year: 2004

Cataloging Information

  • Abies spp.
  • catastrophic fires
  • community ecology
  • coniferous forests
  • droughts
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • education
  • fire adaptations
  • fire control
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire frequency
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • fuel accumulation
  • habitat types
  • ignition
  • land management
  • land use
  • Native Americans
  • Picea spp.
  • Pinus palustris
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • public information
  • surface fires
  • thinning
  • threatened and endangered species (animals)
  • threatened and endangered species (plants)
  • understory vegetation
  • US Forest Service
  • Washington
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 6, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 42338
Tall Timbers Record Number: 17400
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:64/4
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'A policy of allowing all fires to burn would be just as flawed as the old policy of putting them all out. ...Our policy is to use fire where we can and suppress fire where we must.'

Online Link(s):
Bosworth, D. 2004. Living with fire isn't so simple. Fire Management Today, v. 64, no. 4, p. 4-6.