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Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): R. S. Timmons; Leonard F. DeBano; Kevin C. Ryan
Editor(s): Kevin C. Ryan; A. T. Jones; Cassandra L. Koerner; Kristine M. Lee
Publication Date: May 2012

From Wildland Fire Management Recommendations ... 'The protection of cultural resources during wildland fire is more challenging than for a prescribed burn. Treatment options available to mitigate the direct impacts from wildland fire include use of water, retardant, and fire shelter material. Retardant and water drops on sensitive cultural sites are possible; however, the use of retardant has some effects on cultural properties that should be considered (Reed and others 2007). Some areas can be protected by judicious backfiring operations that are desibned to protect designated cultural properties from the direct onslaught of the fire.'

Citation: Timmons, R. S., L. deBano, and K. C. Ryan. 2012. Chapter 9: Implications of fire management on cultural resources, in KC Ryan, AT Jones, CL Koerner, and KM Lee eds., Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on cultural resources and archaeology. Fort Collins, CO, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR, p. 171-191.

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Fire Effects    Fuels    Models    Planning    Prescribed Fire
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
  • archaeological sites
  • artifacts
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management
  • fire retardants
  • fire suppression
  • flame length
  • forest management
  • fuel loading
  • national parks
  • radiation
  • rocky habitats
  • site treatments
  • wildfires
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