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Title

The importance of traditional fire use and management practices for contemporary land managers in the American Southwest
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Carol B. Raish; Armando González-Cabán; Carol J. Condie
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • CVM - contingent valuation method
  • indigenous land use
  • land management
  • TEK - traditional ecological knowledge
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Record Last Modified: April 12, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 4954

Description

Indigenous and traditional peoples worldwide have used fire to manipulate their environment for thousands of years. These longstanding practices still continue and have considerable relevance for today's land managers. This discussion explores the value of documenting and understanding historic and contemporary fire use attitudes and practices of the varied cultural/ethnic groups that interact with land managers concerning fire and fuels management in the American Southwest. Current research with historic records and present-day communities is reviewed.

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Citation:
Raish, Carol; Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Condie, Carol J. 2005. The importance of traditional fire use and management practices for contemporary land managers in the American Southwest. Environmental Hazards 6(2): 115-122.