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Main Title Forest fire/wildfire protection {electronic resource} /
Author Gorte, Ross W.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 214072138
Subject Added Ent Forests and forestry--Fire management--United States; Forest reserves--Fire management--United States; Wilderness areas--Fire management--United States; Forest fires--Law and legislation--United States; Forests and forestry--Fire management--Government policy--United States; Rangelands--Fire management--Government policy--United States; Wildfires--Government policy--United States
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://opencrs.com/document/RL30755
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/28/2008
Collation 27 p. : digital, PDF file.
Notes "Updated January 17, 2008." Cover title taken from PDF title screen (viewed March 26, 2008). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Congress continues to face questions about forestry practices, funding levels, and the federal role in wildland fire protection. Several recent fire seasons have been, by most standards, among the worst in the past half century. National attention began to focus on wildfires when a prescribed burn in May 2000 escaped control and burned 239 homes in Los Alamos, N.M. President Clinton responded by requesting a doubling of wildfire management funds, and Congress enacted much of this proposal in the FY2001 Interior Appropriations Act (P.L. 106-291). President Bush responded to the severe 2002 fires by proposing a Healthy Forests Initiative to reduce fuel loads by expediting review processes. Many factors contribute to the threat of wildfire damages. Two major factors are the decline in forest and rangeland health and the expansion of residential areas into wildlands -- the urban-wildland interface. Over the past century, aggressive wildfire suppression, as well as past grazing and logging practices, have altered many ecosystems, especially those where light, surface fires are frequent. Many areas now have unnaturally high fuel loads (e.g., dead trees and dense thickets) and an historically unnatural mix of plant species (e.g., exotic invaders).
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; RL340755.
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20080326115406
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02808nam 2200385Ia 45020