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Managing wildfire: blazing the trail in the Southwest

Date: July 22, 2012
Presenter(s): Josh McDaniel

Recent changes in federal fire management policy have given fire managers increased flexibility to manage wildfires for multiple objectives. Fire managers can allow one flank of a fire to continue burning through remote backcountry, while actively suppressing another flank that threatens homes, infrastructure, or other values. Fire managers across the Southwest discuss the benefits of the new policy and the continuing challenges of managing fire. This video was produced by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.

Topic(s): Fire Policy & Law, Fire & Wilderness, Management Approaches
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 15595
FRAMES RCS number: 13134
Record updated: Dec 21, 2017