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Challenges and motivations behind sustaining a volunteer-based forest management organization: a case study of the Southeastern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): J. A. Riechman; L. O. Park; C. M. Ruffner; J. W. Groninger
Publication Year: 2014

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • air quality
  • community forestry
  • family forest
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • hardwood forests
  • Illinois
  • land management
  • land management
  • oak
  • prescribed fires (escaped)
  • private lands
  • Quercus
  • Quercus
  • range management
  • rangelands
  • smoke effects
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 53150
Tall Timbers Record Number: 30470
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals - J
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Fire frequency for below historic norms is threatening eastern oak ecosystem integrity. Increasingly, private family forest landowners are interested in using prescribed fire as a tool for maintaining oak dominance and associated wildlife habitat and wildfire protection. The Southeastern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association (SIPBA) empowers landowners to apply prescribed burning as a management tool. Prescribed fire use is consistent with the established land ethic expressed by members and serves as a means of modeling the practice for nonmenber neighbors. SIPBA members regard dependence on outside funding as a limit to both the capacity and, potentially, the sustainability of this novel cooperative land management organization. © 2014 Society of American Foresters. Abstract reproduced by permission.

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Citation:
Riechman, J. A., L. O. Park, C. M. Ruffner, and J. W. Groninger. 2014. Challenges and motivations behind sustaining a volunteer-based forest management organization: a case study of the Southeastern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association. Journal of Forestry, v. 112, no. 2, p. 215-220. 10.5849/jof.12-110.