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Title: The role of non-industrial private forest lands in the conservation of southern fire-dependent wildlife

Author: Moorman, Christopher E.; Bromley, Peter T.; Megalos, Mark A.; Drake, David;

Date: 2002

Source: In: Ford, W. Mark; Russell, Kevin R.; Moorman, Christopher E., eds. Proceedings: the role of fire for nongame wildlife management and community restoration: traditional uses and new directions. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-288. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station: 116-123.

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Description: Although scientific support for fire as a land management tool has grown, non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners often fail to burn on their properties. These lands comprise approximately 70 percent of southern forests, making them critical to the long-term conservation of wildlife and plant species. Natural resource professionals must overcome key constraints to use of prescribed fire on NIPF lands if certain fire-dependent wildlife are to thrive on private forests. Results from two surveys suggest that fear of an escaped fire and related liability issues are the greatest landowner and manager concerns in North Carolina. Pro-fire media events and public education may be the best long-term solutions to increase southern NIPF landowner use of prescribed fire.

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Moorman, Christopher E.; Bromley, Peter T.; Megalos, Mark A.; Drake, David 2002. The role of non-industrial private forest lands in the conservation of southern fire-dependent wildlife. In: Ford, W. Mark; Russell, Kevin R.; Moorman, Christopher E., eds. Proceedings: the role of fire for nongame wildlife management and community restoration: traditional uses and new directions. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-288. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station: 116-123.

 


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