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General Technical Report

Title: The Biswell symposium: fire issues and solutions in urban interface and wildland ecosystems; February 15-17, 1994; Walnut Creek, California

Author: Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators

Date: 1995

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 199 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-158

Description: These proceedings summarize the results of a symposium designed to address current issues about wildfire and prescribed fire in both the wildland-urban interface and in wildlands. Thirty-eight invited oral papers and 23 poster papers describing the issues and state-of-the-art solutions to technical, biological, and social challenges currently facing land and fire managers were presented at The Biswell Symposium held February 15-17, 1994, in Walnut Creek, California.

Key Words: community response, ecosystem management, fire ecology, fire management, fuel management, prescribed burning

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Front Matter and Introduction

Front Matter 100 KB

PLENARY SESSION—ISSUES

“What do we do now, Ollie?” 24 KB
Robert L. Irwin

PANEL DISCUSSION: Prescribed Fire: Why Aren’t We Doing More?

Local, state, and national perspectives 37 KB
Donald A. Pierpont, Ken Nehoda, Jerry T. Williams
A synopsis of large or disastrous wildland fires 2.9 MB
Robert E. Martin and David B. Sapsis

PANEL DISCUSSION: Barriers to Fuel Management

Organizational barriers 10 KB
Kenneth S. Blonski
Legal barriers 9 KB
Anita E. Ruud
Federal disaster assistance programs 9 KB
William J. Patterson

CONCURRENT SESSION I—Wildland Ecosystem Topics

Ecosystem management issues 9 KB
Jim Boynton

PANEL DISCUSSION: Prescribed Burning in the 21st Century

PANEL DISCUSSION: Prescribed Burning in the 21st Century 51 KB
Jerry Hurley Ishmael Messer Stephen J. Botti Jay Perkins L. Dean Clark

CONCURRENT SESSION II—Urban Interface Topics

PANEL DISCUSSION: Regional Approaches to Urban Interface Problems

Moderator’s comments 9 KB
Neil R. Honeycutt
East bay fire chiefs’ consortium 9 KB
Michael Bradley
The bay area wildfire forum 15 KB
Todd E. Bruce

PLENARY SESSION—Solutions

Florida’s solution to liability issues 33 KB
Dale Wade and James Brenner
The role of fire in ecosystem management 16 KB
Jerry T. Williams
Structural wildland intermix 29 KB
Ronny J. Coleman

POSTER SESSION

Poster Session 598 KB

Citation

Weise, David R.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators  1995.  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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 199 p.

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