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General Technical Report

Title: Land-use planning may reduce fire damage in the urban-wildland intermix

Author: Rice, Carol L.; Davis, James B.

Date: 1991

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-127. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 13 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-127

Description: The risk of wildfire associated with development in the urban-wildland intermix is nationwide. To wildland fire agencies, providing fire protection for wildland residential development can be an exercise in frustration. Much of the problem is that few convincing ties have been made between community planning and wildfire. For three counties in California, the following were investigated in each: fire damage due to a recent wildfire, general plans, local planning regulations, and the real estate development process.

Key Words: Wildland-urban intermix, fire prevention, land-use planning, land development, California

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Rice, Carol L.; Davis, James B.   1991.  Land-use planning may reduce fire damage in the urban-wildland intermix  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-127. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 13 p.

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