The Federal Wildland Fire Policy: opportunities for wilderness fire management
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): G. Thomas Zimmerman; David L. Bunnell
Compiler(s): David N. Cole; Stephen F. McCool; William T. Borrie; Jennifer O'Loughlin
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • evolution
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • forest management
  • Idaho
  • land management
  • lightning caused fires
  • Montana
  • national forests
  • Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Areas
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: October 7, 2022
FRAMES Record Number: 45472
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21009
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.151/5:RMRS-P-15 v.5
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The federal wildland Fire Management Policy and Program Review represents the latest stage in the evolution of wildland fire management. This policy directs changes that consolidate past fire management practices into a single direction to achieve multidimensional objectives and creates increased opportunities for wilderness fire management. Objectives previously accomplished through prescribed natural fire are now achieved through application of an appropriate management response to wildland fires. The 1998 fire season provided both a test of the policy and a clear indication of future wildland fire management and benefits to wilderness management.

Online Link(s):
Zimmerman, G. Thomas; Bunnell, David L. 2000. The Federal Wildland Fire Policy: opportunities for wilderness fire management. Pages 288-297 in: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness Science in a Time of Change Conference - Volume 5: Wilderness Ecosystems, Threats, and Management, 23-27 May 1999, Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.