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Title: Barriers to wildland fire use: A preliminary problem analysis

Author: Doane, Dustin L.; O'Laughlin, Jay; Morgan, Penelope; Miller, Carol;

Date: 2006

Source: International journal of wilderness. 12(1): 36-38

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: American society has a general cultural bias toward controlling nature (Glover 2000) and, in particular, a strong bias for suppressing wildfire, even in wilderness (Saveland et al. 1988). Nevertheless, the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy directs managers to "allow lightning-caused fires to play, as nearly as possible, their natural ecological role in wilderness" (FWFMP 2001). Each year, however, approximately 85% of natural fire ignitions in national forest wilderness areas are suppressed (Sexton 2004).

Keywords: wildland fires, fire suppression, fire management, wilderness, social values

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Doane, Dustin L.; O'Laughlin, Jay; Morgan, Penelope; Miller, Carol 2006. Barriers to wildland fire use: A preliminary problem analysis. International journal of wilderness. 12(1): 36-38

 


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