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Development of initial Wildland Fire Use documentation for Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

Author(s): Bill Clark, Doug Stephen, Pat Stephen, Laurie L. Kurth, Ken Kerr
Year Published: 2006
Description:

The Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge manages ecosystems that depend on fire for their maintenance. Fire is abundant in and adjacent to the refuge where lightning and human ignitions can rapidly spread in grass and shrub fuels. Farm and ranch land which would be adversely impacted by fire, pose a significant logistical challenge to fire management, and wildland fire use in particular. The refuge desires to begin planning for wildland fire use. Laurie Kurth will serve as a Long-term Analyst (LTAN) with a small planning team led by Bill Clark, retired Wildland Fire Use Incident Commander, that will develop an initial Wildland Fire Use Implementation Plan.

Citation: Clark, Bill; Stephen, Doug; Stephen, Pat; Kurth, Laurie; Kerr, Ken. 2006. Development of initial Wildland Fire Use documentation for Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. 47 p.
Topic(s): Management Approaches, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): Riparian woodland/shrubland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Management or Planning Document
NRFSN number: 11077
FRAMES RCS number: 8227
Record updated: Mar 21, 2018