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Title: Sustainability and wildland fire: The origins of Forest Service Wildland Fire Research

Author: Smith, Diane M.;

Date: 2017

Source: FS-1085. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 120 p.

Publication Series: Other

Description: On June 1, 2015, the Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Branch of Research. Established in 1915 to centralize and elevate the pursuit of research throughout the agency, the Branch of Research focused on everything from silvicultural investigations conducted by the experiment stations to industrial studies and wood product improvement at the Madison, WI, Forest Products Laboratory. From its beginning, the branch oversaw ongoing research designed to develop insights, methods, and technologies to help foresters and land managers better understand, prevent, and suppress wildland fire.

Keywords: Forest Service Wildland Fire Research, fire prevention, detection, control, fire danger rating, fire behavior, fire effects, fire damage, fire economics

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Smith, Diane M. 2017. Sustainability and wildland fire: The origins of Forest Service Wildland Fire Research. FS-1085. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 120 p.

 


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