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Wilderness fire management in a changing environment

Author(s): Carol Miller, John T. Abatzoglou, Timothy J. Brown, Alexandra D. Syphard
Year Published: 2011

Two major factors affecting wilderness fire regimes and their management are climate variability and surrounding land use. Patterns in climate and housing densities are expected to change dramatically in the next several decades (IPCC 2007; Theobald and Romme 2007) with important implications for fire management and policy (Dombeck et al. 2004). Successful protection and stewardship of wilderness means anticipating how these trends will affect fire regimes in the future.

Citation: Miller, Carol; Abatzoglou, John; Brown, Timothy; Syphard, Alexandra D. 2011. Wilderness fire management in a changing environment. In: McKenzie, Donald; Miller, Carol; Falk, Donald A., eds. The Landscape Ecology of Fire. Ecological Studies, volume 213. New York, NY: Springer. p. 269-294.
Topic(s): Fire & Wilderness
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hot Topic(s): Wilderness Fire
NRFSN number: 15694
FRAMES RCS number: 10473
Record updated: Dec 7, 2017