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Title

The wildland-urban interface fire problem: a consequence of the fire exclusion paradigm
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire control
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire exclusion
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • firebrands
  • forest management
  • suppression
  • surface fires
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 27, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 47790
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23786
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Editorial comment ... 'The trend of increasing wildfire intensity and size likely due to increasing fuel hazards is only one consequence of fire suppression. Another legacy of the fire exclusion paradigm has far reaching implications: an organizational mindset that persistently frames the wildland-urban interface fire problem in terms of fire suppression and control, to the exclusion of potentially more effective alternatives. The author argues that it is time to change the paradigm.'

Citation:
Cohen, J. 2008. The wildland-urban interface fire problem: a consequence of the fire exclusion paradigm. v. Fall, p. 20-26.