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Title: Legal barriers

Author: Ruud, Anita E.;

Date: 1995

Source: In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 45

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The law is a strict master regarding any kind of deliberately set fires. The value of natural resources and resource management is low on the list of priorities for this state’s lawmakers. BEWARE is the key word for those who dare to challenge the traditional notion that all fires must be extinguished immediately, except those within the safe confines of your fireplace or backyard barbecue. In order for fuel management with fire to be more easily utilized, the laws regarding fire management and resource protection will need to be amended to include the value of fuel management as a resource protection tool.

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Ruud, Anita E. 1995. Legal barriers. In: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 45

 


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