Challenge address: fire in wilderness and park management
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): D. E. Jolly
Coordinator(s): J. K. Brown; R. W. Mutch; C. W. Weatherspoon; R. H. Wakimoto
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • suppression
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 47852
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23859
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-320
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The challenge for resource managers is to understand and appreciate the wilderness resource. We must embrace a philosophy that allows natural fire to play its natural role, within social and political realities. As we alter the natural processes, we alter the very essence of wilderness. The public will demand our accountability, and we need to pursue financing to administer and monitor wilderness fire. These fires are cost-efficient; usually they involve one-tenth or less the cost of suppressing fire. Suppression of wilderness wildfires must use strategies, tactics, and restoration fitting to these lands.

Jolly, D. E. 1995. Challenge address: fire in wilderness and park management, in Brown, J. K., Mutch, R. W., Spoon, C. W., and Wakimoto, R. H., Proceedings: symposium on fire in wilderness and park management. Missoula, MT. USDA Forest Service, Internountain Research Station,Ogden, UT. p. 3-5,General Technical Report INT-GTR-320.