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Blazing HeritageA History of Wildland Fires and National Parks$
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Hal K. Rothman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311167

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001

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A Decade of Transformation

A Decade of Transformation

The New Deal and Fire Policy

Blazing Heritage

Hal K. Rothman (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the impact of the New Deal on fire management. The New Deal provided the resources that changed the context in which the National Park Service operated. Federal largesse permitted the implementation of a significant fire suppression regime backed by enough work power and resources to inspire confidence in fire suppression in national parks. The New Deal also transformed conservation into a labor policy. Under its auspices, conservation programs ranked as highly as capital development ventures; both put large numbers of people to work.

Keywords:   New Deal, National Park Service, fire management, national parks, fire protection

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