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Introduction

Sara E. Jensen and Guy R. McPherson

in Living with Fire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255890
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255890.003.0001
Introduction

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This book focuses on the effective management of wildland fires in the western United States. It examines several factors that greatly influence wildland fires and then discusses the important and beneficial role of fire in western ecosystems. It also presents a historical overview of fire policy systems in the United States and provides some specific recommendations for future approaches to fire management and policy.

Keywords: wildland fires; fire; western ecosystems; fire policy; fire management

Chapter.  2186 words. 

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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