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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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Managing Fire

Managing Fire

Blazing Heritage

Hal K. Rothman (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at developments of new fire management models during the 1970s and 1980s. Across the national park system, fire management planning moved to the forefront. A significant number of plans were written at parks as diverse as Mammoth Cave National Park and Antietam National Battlefield. The new emphasis on fire plans produced a higher caliber of document than ever seen before. Leading scholars played a key role, with many plan concepts stemming from their research.

Keywords:   National Park Service, fire management policy, prescribed burning, national parks, Alaska

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