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Managing Fire

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at developments of new fire management models during the 1970s and 1980s. Across the national park system, fire management planning moved to the forefront. A significant number of ... More


Yellowstone and the Politics of Disaster

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the implications of the fire at Yellowstone National Park in the summer 1988. The fire shattered the existing fire management program, illustrating not only the boundaries ... More


Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Hal K. Rothman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

National parks have played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks have been ... More


Allowing Fire in the National Park System

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a revolution in the National Park Service's fire policy. The agency decided to allow fires at national parks to “run their course” so long as they stayed within ... More


Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Sara Jensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire, both inevitable and ubiquitous, plays a crucial role in North American ecosystems. But as necessary as fire is to maintaining healthy ecosystems, it threatens human lives and livelihoods in ... More


Ecology and the Limits of Suppression in the Postwar Era

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses fire suppression after the Second World War. Fire suppression and a growing interest in the use of fire as a management tool collided, highlighted by new experiences within the ... More


The Hazard of New Fortunes: Outlet, Cerro Grande, and the Twenty‐First Century

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the National Park Service's fire management policy after the 1988 Yellowstone fire. The NPS' efforts to mitigate fire and to plan for its management throughout the national ... More


The Development of a Fire Management Structure

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on early fire management efforts of the National Park Service (NPS). Since its establishment in 1916, the NPS lacked the resources to deal with any major fire. The agency also ... More


A Decade of Transformation: The New Deal and Fire Policy

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the New Deal on fire management. The New Deal provided the resources that changed the context in which the National Park Service operated. Federal largesse ... More


Fire Management and Policy Since European Settlement

Scott L. Stephens and Neil G. Sugihara

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter asks how fire management and policies have changed since European settlement. It also describes the activities and events that have had the greatest effect on fire in California, why ... More


Fire in California's Ecosystems

Neil Sugihara (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fires are both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. This book synthesizes knowledge of the ... More


Policy Solutions

Sara E. Jensen and Guy R. McPherson

in Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines fire policy in the United States from 1995 to 2000 and describes the social and political problems caused by failed policies. It also recommends new directions for fire ... More


. Central Coast Bioregion

Frank W. Davis and Mark I. Borchert

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the Central Coast bioregion, which include coastal valleys and mountains and interior mountains. Major ecological zones include: coastal prairie and coastal sage scrub, coast ... More


Tools for Living with Fire

Sara E. Jensen and Guy R. McPherson

in Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

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 ... More


Drivers, ecology, and management of fire in fynbos

Tineke Kraaij and Brian W. van Wilgen

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire is a fundamental driving force in the dynamics of fynbos. This chapter discusses the role of fire in fynbos shrublands but also covers other fire-prone or fire-sensitive vegetation types ... More


Fire in the Serengeti Ecosystem: History, Drivers, and Consequences

Stephanie Eby, Jan Dempewolf, Ricardo M. Holdo, and Kristine L. Metzger

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Highlights what is currently known about the history of fire and its impacts on the Serengeti Ecosystem. While much is known about the role that fire plays many questions are still unanswered. Fire ... More


Introduction: Uncertainty and Change

Sara E. Jensen and Guy R. McPherson

in Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

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 ... More


Conservation and Environmental Education in Rural Northwestern Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons of a Nongovernmental Organization

Gordon W. Frankie and Vinson S. Bradleigh

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on environmental education (EE) promoted at the Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, which lasted from 1986 through 1997. It describes the main outreach programs of Amigos de Lomas ... More


California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions

Richard Minnich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253537
eISBN:
9780520934337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253537.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Early Spanish explorers in the late eighteenth century found springtime California covered with spectacular carpets of wildflowers from San Francisco to San Diego. Yet today, invading plant species ... More


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