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Title

The history of cooperative forest fire control and the Weeks Act
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Lewis F. Southard
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Clarke-McNary Act
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • Weeks Act
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Record Last Modified: August 28, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58522

Description

Most people familiar with the Weeks Act of 1911 associate it with the establishment of national forests in the Eastern United States. However, the Weeks Act did more for eastern forest conservation than fund the purchase of private forest lands by the Federal Government. The Weeks Act initiated the practice of cooperation among Federal, State, and private landowners that is the foundation of cooperative fire control and protection today (Pierce and Stahl 1964).

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Citation:
Southard, Lewis F. 2019. The history of cooperative forest fire control and the Weeks Act. Fire Management Today 77(2):25-27.