Document


Title

Healthy forests: an initiative for wildfire prevention and stronger communities
Document Type: Book
Publication Year: 2002

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • fire case histories
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • forest management
  • fuel management
  • Healthy Forests Initiative
  • invasive species
  • litigation
  • national forests
  • post fire recovery
  • range management
  • rangelands
  • season of fire
  • soil erosion
  • state forests
  • thinning
  • watersheds
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 31, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 45930
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21559
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'Federal, state, tribal and local governments are making unprecedented efforts to reduce the buildup of fuels and restore forests and rangelands to healthy conditions. Yet, needless red tape and lawsuits delay effective implementation of forest health projects. This year's crisis compels more timely decisions, greater efficiency, and better results to reduce catastrophic wildfire threats to communities and the environment.The Healthy Forests Initiative will implement core components of the National Fire Plan's 10-year Comprehensive Strategy and Implementation Plan. This historic plan, which was adopted this spring by federal agencies and western governors, in collaboration with county commissioners, state forests, and tribal officials, calls for more active forest and rangeland management. It establishes a framework for protecting communities and the environment through local collaboration on thinning, planned burns and forest restoration projects.'

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Citation:
Healthy forests: an initiative for wildfire prevention and stronger communities. 2002. Washington, D.C., USDA Forest Service.