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Title: Learning from escaped prescribed fires - lessons for high reliability

Author: Dether, Deirdre; Black, Anne;

Date: 2006

Source: Fire Management Today. 66(4):50-56.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Meeting national goals for hazardous fuels reduction and ecosystem restoration would be difficult - if not impossible - without utilizing prescribed fire. Suspension of prescribed fire programs, as often happens following an escape, limits Federal capacity to meet programmatic, social, and ecological goals.

Keywords: prescribed fires, fuels reduction, ecosystem restoration

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Dether, Deirdre; Black, Anne 2006. Learning from escaped prescribed fires - lessons for high reliability. Fire Management Today. 66(4):50-56.


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