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Type: Report
Author(s): Carol M. Ewell; Dave Kerr; Scott Williams
Publication Date: 2013

Washington Office Fire and Aviation Management Staff of the U.S. Forest Service tasked the Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team (AMSET) with documenting innovative and evolving fire management programs on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. These fire management programs, with the support of Forest leadership, are taking proactive steps to address agency direction in developing and maintaining fire resilient forests while assuring firefighter and public safety, and economic efficiency. Historical fire data, GIS, case study information, and interviews with key members of the fire programs and Forest leadership were used in the development of this Lesson Learned case study. While these two Forests are separated by more than 2,500 miles and represent vastly different ecological systems with disparate fire regimes; several common practices have allowed these Forests to become progressive fire management leaders.

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Citation: Ewell, Carol M. et al. 2013. Evolving Fire Management Programs on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky and Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument of California. USDA Forest Service Enterprise Program. 58 p.

Cataloging Information

  • California
  • George Washington National Forest
  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Jefferson National Forest
  • Kentucky
  • Sequoia National Forest
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
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FRAMES Record Number: 65717