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Economic efficiency of fire management programs at six national forests

Dennis L Schweitzer

Economic efficiency of fire management programs at six national forests

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest fires -- United States -- Prevention and control

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    StatementDennis L. Schweitzer, Ernest V. Andersen, Thomas J. Mills
    SeriesResearch paper PSW -- 157
    ContributionsAndersen, Ernest V, Mills, Thomas J.(Thomas John), 1946-, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29 p. :
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13605598M

    of fire as an agent of regional land cover change and in modifying atmospheric chemistry. Fire is widely used in rice cultivation in Asia where 94 % of the world’s crop is grown (Nguyen et al., ). It also has a high incidence within forests in tropical Asia (Hao and Liu, ) where it is mainly associated withFile Size: 1MB. The SFI Community Grants promote collaboration with the SFI Network to support local communities’ understanding of the value and benefits from sustainably managed forests. SFI Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events which supports SFI’s core mission to connect communities to forests.   Much of the Chetco fire near Brookings is blazing in a wilderness area. “People say if there had been salvage logging things wouldn’t be so bad," Cloughesy says. "But we don’t know if that’s the case.” Likewise, the Eagle Creek fire is burning on Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area land where logging is limited. are engaged in forest land management and the use of fire. The purpose of this talk is merely to explain our application of fire on the state forests. We've carried these programs on for a good many years. We have about , acres in Florida State For­ ests. The largest is the Black Water River State Forest in north­.


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Economic efficiency of fire management programs at six national forests by Dennis L Schweitzer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Economic efficiency of fire management programs at six national forests. [Dennis L Schweitzer; Ernest V Andersen; Thomas J Mills; Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.)] -- Two components of fire management programs were analyzed at these Forests: Francis Marion (South Carolina), Huron-Manistee (Michigan), San.

Thomas J. Economic efficiency of fire management programs at six National Forests. Res. Paper PSW Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S.

De­ partment of Agriculture; p. Retrieval Terms: fire economics, initial attack, aviation operations. fire suppression, marginal analysis, economic.

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