National Park Service fire policies and programs
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Bruce M. Kilgore; Tom Nichols
Coordinator(s): James K. Brown; Robert W. Mutch; C. Phillip Weatherspoon; Ronald H. Wakimoto
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • crown fires
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire case histories
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • national parks
  • prescribed fires (chance ignition)
  • prescribed fires (escaped)
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: December 4, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 47861
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23868
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-320
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'In this paper we will review those changes [the National Park Service made after the Yellowstone fires of 1988 in the way fire policies had previously been implemented] to determine what impacts they have had during the past four years on prescribed fire programs and natural ecosystems in parks and wilderness. It is also important to review the original intent of the prescribed natural fire program, its relationship to the resource management goals of the National Park Service, and to assess whether the current program, as it has evolved since 1988, still meets these goals.'

Kilgore, B. M., and T. Nichols. 1995. National Park Service fire policies and programs. Pages 24-39 in Brown, J. K., Mutch, R. W., Spoon, C. W., and Wakimoto, R. H., Proceedings: Symposium on Fire in Wilderness and Park Management, 30 March - 1 April 1993, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report INT-GTR-320. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station.