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Tools for Living with Fire

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/9780520255890.003.0006
Tools for Living with Fire

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This chapter defines a new set of goals for fire management: protection of human life, maintenance and restoration of native biological diversity, and protection of private property from fire. It discusses how fire management can be improved by placing higher priority on the protection of human life and biological diversity of native species than on protecting property from fire. It also describes how these goals can be accomplished by the application of the following techniques: fire suppression, fuel reduction, and prescribed burning.

Keywords: fire management; biological diversity; private property; fire; fire suppression; fuel reduction; prescribed burning

Chapter.  4312 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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