America's wildlands: a future in peril
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. Williams
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • Arizona
  • biomass
  • catastrophic fires
  • chaparral
  • Colorado
  • coniferous forests
  • disturbance
  • droughts
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • elevation
  • fire adaptations (plants)
  • fire control
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire equipment
  • fire exclusion
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire injuries (humans)
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • flammability
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel management
  • grasslands
  • Healthy Forests Initiative
  • land management
  • land use
  • Larix occidentalis
  • low intensity burns
  • National Fire Plan
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • overstory
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • recreation
  • season of fire
  • South Dakota
  • threatened and endangered species (plants)
  • US Forest Service
  • watersheds
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: May 31, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 43084
Tall Timbers Record Number: 18243
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-F
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'The rate of fuel accumulation remains far higher than the rate of fuel reduction. ...Our objectives for secure wildlife habitat, clean air, secluded homesites, and other social values often overlook the disturbance regimes that shape the land. ...Our strategic imperative should be directed toward the restoration, maintenance, and sustainability of fire-adapted ecosystems. ... Firefighters should not have to be heroes because we cannot agree on how to better manage the land, consistent with the dynamics of fire-prone ecosystems.'

Online Link(s):
Williams, J. 2005. America's wildlands: a future in peril. Fire Management Today, v. 65, no. 3, p. 4-7.