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Main Title Wildfire damages to homes and resources understanding causes and reducing losses / {electronic resource} :
Author Gorte, Ross W.
Publisher Congressional Research Service,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 233033498
Subject Added Ent Wildfires--United States; Wildland fires--United States; Forest fires--United States; Wildfires--Prevention and control; Wildland fires--Prevention and control; Forest fires--Prevention and control
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/25/2008
Collation 27 p. : digital, PDF file.
Notes "June 2, 2008." Title taken from title screen (viewed July 2, 2008). Includes bibliographical references and appendix.
Contents Notes Fires happen -- Protecting wildlands and natural resources -- Wildland ecosystems and wildfire -- Protecting wildlands and resources -- Delays and changes in federal decision-making -- Conclusions. Wildfires are getting more severe, with more acres and houses burned and more people at risk. This results from excess biomass in the forests, due to past logging and grazing and a century of fire suppression, combined with an expanding wildland-urban interface -- more people and houses in and near the forests -- along with climate change exacerbating drought and insect and disease problems. Some assert that current efforts to reduce biomass (fuel treatments, such as thinning) and to protect houses are inadequate, and that public objections to activities on federal lands raise costs and delay action. Others counter that proposals for federal lands allow timber harvesting, with substantial environmental damage and little fire protection. Congress is addressing these issues through various legislative proposals and through funding for protection programs.
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 ; RL34517.
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20080725120702
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02450nam 2200385Ia 45020