National Park Service fire policy in National Parks and Monuments
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. G. Prasil
Editor(s): C. W. Slaughter; R. J. Barney; G. M. Hansen
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

  • climax vegetation
  • fire dependent species
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • national parks
  • Sequoia gigantea
  • suppression
  • understory vegetation
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
  • Yosemite National Park
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 45801
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21392
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:F54 1971
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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The National Park Service has studied certain areas and intends to continually study other Parks to determine whether or not natural fires will be allowed to burn. It is understood by the Service where natural fires will cause a threat to other land agencies, State or Federal, every effort will be made to assist in the presuppression and suppression of same. Where human life or high value areas are involved, fire suppression will be of prime importance. Human life and wildlife values will be of prime importance. Areas will be evaluated and decisions made relative thereto.Intensive studies will be undertaken within the next few years so that demarcation of these areas can be made and management decisions can be established before fire occurs.

Prasil, R. G. 1971. National Park Service fire policy in National Parks and Monuments, in Slaughter, C. W., Barney, R. J., and Hansen, G. M., Fire in the northern environment -- a symposium: proceedings. Fairbanks, AK. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station,Portland, OR. p. 79-81,