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Jan W. van Wagtendonk
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Fire Policy & Law

NRFSN number: 12421
FRAMES RCS number: 16148
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National Park Service policies concerning fire have changed over the years from no policy at all in the early years, through years of absolute fire suppression, to a period of experimentation and refinement with a full spectrum of integrated fire management strategies. During much of this time, the Service was influenced by other agencies and organizations but is now emerging as a leader in the fire community.


van Wagtendonk, Jan W. 1991. The evolution of National Park Service fire policy. In: Nodvin, Stephen C.; Waldrop, Thomas A., eds. Fire and the environment: ecological and cultural perspectives. Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-GTR-69. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. p. 328-332.