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Does wildfire open a policy window? Local government and community adaptation after fire in the US

View article. We examined how destructive wildfire affected progress toward becoming fire adapted in eight locations in the United States. We found that community-level adaptation following destructive fires is most common where...

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Rethinking the wildland fire management system

View paper. Using the Forest Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a relevant test case for systemic investigation, this paper argues that fundamental changes in how the fire management...

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The politically possible and wildland fire research

View article. Often missing or underdeveloped in wildland fire research is a clear sense of the link between contemporaneous political possibility and the desired ecological or management outcomes. This study examines the...

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What is ‘managed fire for resource benefit’?

View fact sheet. Managing wildfire for resource benefits and ecological purposes refers to a strategic choice to use naturally ignited fires to achieve resource management objectives.

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Wildfire and our failure of imagination – Comments from Bosworth and Williams, USFS (retired)

View article. It’s not the way we fight wildfires in the West that’s the problem. The problem is the way we manage our fire-dependent forests. Since 2000, 154 wildfires in the region...

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Law, planning, and wildfire in the wildland-urban interface

Access symposium recording. The University of Idaho, Idaho Department of Lands, and Boise State University hosted an Idaho Law Review symposium, Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of...

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Recreating forests of the past isn't enough to fix our wildfire problem

View article. Stephen Pyne is Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. This is an abridged version of a piece that appeared on The Conversation; to read...

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Factors influencing federal and non-federal collaboration with reducing wildland fire risk

View report and highlights. Conditions such as dense vegetation and drought have resulted in more severe wildland fires in recent years, and some communities are experiencing the devastating effects of these fires....

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Sexual harassment and gender discrimination in wildland fire management

View paper. This Association for Fire Ecology position paper is an organization-wide initiative with two objectives: to determine the prevalence of these two issues throughout the profession, including management, education, and research; and...

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U.S. federal fire and forest policy: emphasizing resilience in dry forests

View report. This report makes the case that forest restoration should be at least equal to other land management priorities because large-scale restoration is necessary for the sake of forest ecosystem integrity...