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Workshop summary: who cares about fire history?

Author(s): Robert W. Mutch
Year Published: 1980

Threads of continuity ran through this excellent workshop. The workshop was characterized by an abiding interest in a common terminology, concern about scale (how large, or small, an area can be represented), the resolution of data required to make effective management decisions, recognition of the limitations of fire history information, the cultural, biological and environmental stratification of data, and animated discussions regarding differing methodologies. These threads wove a unifying strength into the workshop's fabric. But some of the participants harbored reservations about the utility of fire history information; thus, the question: Who cares about fire history? This questioning remark was overheard during one of the informal discussion periods, and it is an appropriate one to ask.

Citation: Mutch, Robert W. 1980. Workshop summary: who cares about fire history? In: Proceedings of the fire history workshop; 1980 October 20. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-81. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 138-140.
Topic(s): Fire History
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 10996
FRAMES RCS number: 2775
Record updated: Jan 21, 2014