Availability of resources and funding
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. L. Stauber
Coordinator(s): J. K. Brown; R. W. Mutch; C. W. Weatherspoon; R. H. Wakimoto
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • prescribed fires (chance ignition)
  • suppression
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 47943
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23972
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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The statement, 'Availability of fire resources can be a serious constraint to conducting prescribed natural fire activities,' illustrates some misunderstanding of prescribed fire programs. The availability of fire suppression resources should not be a 'driving force' in our prescribed natural fire program, certainly no more than for any other prescribed fire activity. One of the fundamental precepts of prescribed burning is to have adequate resources to manage and suppress the prescribed burn as described in the plan. A second precept is that prescribed burning must be done at a time and in a manner so that it does not adversely affect our ability to respond to wildfire suppression activities.

Stauber, R. L. 1995. Availability of resources and funding, 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. 91-93,General Technical Report INT-GTR-320.