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.

Media Record Details

Jul 22, 2012
Josh McDaniel

Cataloging Information

Fire Policy & Law
Fire & Wilderness
Management Approaches

NRFSN number: 15595
FRAMES RCS number: 13134
Record updated: January 10, 2023