Managing prescribed fire in the 21st century (abstract)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): L. Green
Editor(s): J. Michaels; G. Michaels; R. E. Masters
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • public information
  • smoke management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 22896
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This session will include information on prescribed fire managers and public relations; the importance of rules and regulations governing the use of fire and why we need to be part of the solution, not part of the problem; standards of conduct and ethics related to the use of prescribed fire; and issues and impediments managers may face in the future. To quote from Dale Wade and Hugh Mobley's recent publication 'Managing Smoke at the Wildland-Urban Interface' (June 2007, Southern Research Stations, General Technical Report, SRS-103), 'The public is unlikely to continue to tolerate the use of prescribed fire, regardless of the benefits, if burn managers cannot keep smoke out of smoke-sensitive areas.' This quote speaks directly to us and we must be proactive rather than reactive or the universal 'right to burn' could become the 'privilege of a few to burn.'

Green, L. 2008. Managing prescribed fire in the 21st century (abstract), in Michaels, J., Michaels, G., and Masters, R. E., Fire Summit: the future of fire in Florida and Georgia. Tallahassee, FL. Tall Timbers Research Station,Tallahassee, FL. p. 27,Miscellaneous Publication No.15.