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Wildland Fire use: Managing for a Fire-Smart Landscape

Author(s): Joint Fire Science Program
Year Published: 2009

The promise of wildland fire use (WFU) is that, over time, the fires will play a more natural role, creating a jigsaw-puzzle pattern of burned and regrowing patches over a landscape and gradually moving it closer to the stand structure and species composition that prevailed before fire exclusion became the policy.

Citation: Joint Fire Science Program, 2009, Wildland Fire use: Managing for a Fire-Smart Landscape, Fire Science Digest Issue 4, 12p.
Topic(s): Fuels, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Prescribed Fire-use treatments
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Hot Topic(s): Wilderness Fire
NRFSN number: 23579
Record updated: Sep 24, 2021