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Wildland fire management policy: Learning from the past and present and responding to future challenges


Zimmerman, Thomas. 2009. Wildland fire management policy: Learning from the past and present and responding to future challenges. In: Masters, R. E.; Galley, K. E. M., eds. Proceedings of the 23rd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: Fire in Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems. Tallahassee, FL: Tall Timbers Research Station. p. 6.

Since its origin as a defined functional activity, wildland fire management has been the natural resource management program with the highest risk, complexity, and greatest potential for serious negative outcomes. During this time, this program has continually grown in temporal and spatial extent, operational complexity, ecological significance, social, economic, and political magnitude, and seriousness of potential consequences. With this level of importance and dynamic stature, the value of a strong, accurately focused policy to guide programmatic development and implementation cannot be overstated.

Keywords: wildland fire, management


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Wildland fire management policy: Learning from the past and present and responding to future challenges
Electronic Publish Date: October 6, 2011
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