The National Park Service: a history of wildland fire in resource management
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. D'Amico; B. Halainen
Publication Year: 2010

Cataloging Information

  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel breaks
  • histories
  • human caused fires
  • incendiary fires
  • lightning caused fires
  • national parks
  • prescribed fires (chance ignition)
  • prescribed fires (escaped)
  • season of fire
  • wildfires
  • wildlife management
  • Yellowstone National Park
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 25164
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TTRS Call Number: A13.32:70/2
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From the text ... ''Fire is fire' is a familiar catch-phrase in the fire management community, recognizing that fire is both a tool and a process that shapes the landscape. Today, National Park Service managers use the goals and objectives established in their fire management plans to plan prescribed fires and respond to unplanned fire, while maintaining human safety as the number one priority at all levels of decisionmaking. As stewards of park lands, NPS fire managements balance diverse, complex, and sometimes opposing objectives to allow fire to play its natural role whenever and wherever possible.'

Online Link(s):
D'Amico, R., and B. Halainen. 2010. The National Park Service: a history of wildland fire in resource management. Fire Management Today, v. 70, no. 2, p. 31-35.